News from the protected areas

@ Parc National des Ecrins
The Parc National des Ecrins was granted a spot on the International Union for Nature Conservation’s (IUCN) ‘Green List’ earlier this month during France’s Nature Congress (June 12th, 2019) in Marseille. The 'Green List’ Label gives international recognition to well-managed and well-governed protected areas and conservation sites. In order to obtain…
“Climate and Protected Areas: ‘Heat ahead!!! Adapting or letting it happen?’” – RNF Congress (France)
This was the emblematic title of the French Nature Reserves’ 38th Congress that was entirely dedicated to a new way of managing protected areas in order to adapt to climate change.When it comes to climate change the Alps are particularly effected. The French Nature Reserve (RNF) Congress, that took place…
Renato Moggi - 2007 - Cervo
The international photography contest “Fotografare il Parco” is now open for its 13th edition. The contest, organized by the Stelvio, Gran Paradiso, Abruzzo-Lazio-Molise and Vanoise National Parks, is a must do for any photographer passionate about mountain wildlife. Although these national parks may seem far from each other, they are…
@ Mont Avic Video EMAS
Mont Avic Natural Park, as part of the 30th anniversary of its foundation, promoted a study day entitled "Management of protected areas and ecosystem services - interactions and synergies with EMAS" dedicated to analyzing the synergies between the planning tools of protected areas, ecosystem services and EMAS (Eco Management and…
A New Management Plan to Preserve Biodiversity within the next 10 years for the Queyras Natural Reserve
A new management plan for the preservation of the biodiversity in the Ristolas Mont Viso National Nature Reserve has been finalised. The Queyras Regional Nature Park, the managing authority of the Natural Reserve, has produced a massive 405 paged plan presenting a program based on 100 actions aiming to enhance…
Thursday, 28 February 2019

Take part in the Avic30photocontest

Take part in the Avic30photocontest
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mont Avic Nature Park, the park organizes an international competition of nature photography called "avic30photocontest".The competition is dedicated to the Alpine nature and aims to promote through photography the knowledge of the Alpine environment and awareness of the value of its protection. The…
Philippe Traub, an entire life dedicated to the parks
We learned with great sadness of the death of Phillipe Traub, former director of the Parc national des Écrins, due to illness.Philippe Traub has spent most of his career in national parks: Deputy Director of the Cévennes National Park from 1979 to 1990, Director of the Ecrins National Park from…
The 24th Danilo Re Memorial: competing, learning and celebrating
The 24th Memorial Danilo Re took place at the Les Contamines Montjoie Natural Reserve from 24th to 28th January 2019, in the frame of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Reserve.The event gathered the Alpine rangers, staff and managers of protected areas that are daily engaged in the…
A new Director for the Swiss National Park
The Federal National Park Commission has appointed Ruedi Haller as the new director of the Swiss National Park. On 1 October 2019, he will succeed Prof. Heinrich Haller who wishes to retire. The Director is responsible for the operational management of the Swiss National Park. He heads the Park and…
Thursday, 20 September 2018

New Biosphere Reserves in the Alps

New Biosphere Reserves in the Alps
Last July 2018 two new areas were recognised as UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Italy: the Valle Camonica – Alto Sebino Biosphere Reserve and the Ticino, Val Grande Verbano Biosphere Reserve, which has been extended. This is an important step towards the promotion of solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with…