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A 5% increase in the surface of protected areas could triple biodiversity protection
A study from the laboratory of Alpine Ecology in Grenoble (CNRS) and University of Yale shows that an increase of only 5% in the surface of protected areas would strongly increase the preservation of mammals and bird species.Since biodiversity is generally evaluated by the number of present species in a…
Youth participation in politics in the Alps: GaYA action goes from local to transnational level
In the frame of the EU Interreg Alpine Space project GaYA (Governance and Youth in the Alps), 15 pilot sites engage in experimental approaches to involve young people in local politics. Four ALPARC members are participating in the project. Besides, the project already boasts some successful actions: an award-winning project…
Alparc contributes with two articles to Natur und Landschaft 9/10 2017
Mountainous areas are known to be centers of biodiversity and biodiversity conservation. In Europe this is true for the Alps which extend to 8 countries. Together with the impacts of climate change, the ever rising quest for development by population and economy leads to the urgent need of taking action…
Whatsalp – a long-distance hike across changing landscapes in the Alps
In June 2017 a core group of hikers departed from Vienna and have been travelling through several destinations all over the Alps on a journey of 120 days that will lead them to Nice at the end of September.   Whatsalp is the continuation of TransALPedes, a journalistic-political project launched…
Give Youth a Voice in the Alps with GaYA!
Give Youth a Voice in the Alps! GaYA Encourages Youth Participation in Local - Urban and Rural - Politics How can young people become more involved in local political processes? How can local politicians, their municipalities and the young themselves benefit from increased inclusion? These questions are central to the…
WeWild: ALPARC Develops Communication Tools for Eco-friendly Behaviour in Snow and Outdoor Sports
In the frame of the WeWild project, ALPARC aims at developing a joint Alps-wide communication strategy and several joint communication tools that will help reduce the impact of snow sports on wildlife in the Alps. ALPARC wants to gather protected areas as well as other key players and interested partners…
Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Reading Mountains Festival 2017

Reading Mountains Festival 2017
Whenever legendary figures are scrambling out of book pages, folk songs are springing to life, you are savouring your grandmother’s favourite recipes, travel reports are enticing you to go on a walking tour, forests get to dance, rocks are trembling in the face of a mystery story, classical or contemporary…
Human-Nature Conflicts and how to overcome them
ALPBIONET2030 proposes a first overview of mediation and mitigation strategies for mountain areas As a first result of the ALPBIONET2030 project, a report on the state of the art of current mitigation and mediation strategies in mountain areas is available. The study, led by Eurac Research, presents a collection of…
YOUrALPS Summer School – the starting shot for the development of the Alpine School Model
The YOUrALPS summer school carried the flag of empowering teachers and educators in order to start the test phase of pilot actions in the winter semester 2017/18. New pedagogical approaches, practical excursions and participatory activities provided inspiration and concrete instruments with regard to a first structure of an innovative school…
“Ecological Connectivity for a Green Economy in the Alps” International Forum, Immenstadt (D)
International Forum Immenstadt (D), 28 September 2017, 9.30am – 4pm (7pm) The conservation, restoration and creation of ecological connectivity are key elements in European and international nature protection policies. Stakeholders from numerous sectors are involved, adapting their daily activities or setting up particular measures to improve ecological connectivity. These activities…