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ECONNECT and its new tool JECAMI
  The second international meeting of the pilot regions which proceeded in Dobbiaco/Toblach on April 22, 2010 bore its fruits. Indeed, the pilot regions adopted a common tool, entitled JECAMI (Joint Ecological Continuum Analysing and Mapping Initiative-Web services). This instrument is proposed by the Swiss National Park in collaboration with…
Implement measures to improve ecological connectivity – hints for local actors!
 The Ecological Continuum Initiative has published a new series of fact sheets for local stakeholders in German, French and Italian language that are now available online. The fact sheets are not only informative brochures; their main objective is to put the ideas into action. This is why their target group…
Sunday, 25 April 2010

Naturpark Nagelfluhkette

Naturpark Nagelfluhkette
 Established in 2008, the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park brings together communities in the southern Allgäu and the Vorderer Bregenzerwald. It is the first nature park to span the border between Germany and Austria. The communities contained in the protected area are all located in the renowned Nagelfluhkette range. The massif is…
Start of the international Alps-Carpathians corridor project
 The Alps and the Carpathians shelter a large variety of large wild animals such as deer, lynx, wolf or bear – species that nowadays strongly depend on humans for the conservation of their natural habitat. The corridor between the Alps and the Carpathians is a traditional migration route for wildlife.…
Hohe Tauern National Park focuses on climate change education
In response to global warming, the Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria has decided to lead by example. Working together with political decision-makers, the Park's Mittersill visitor centre (Salzburg) is expanding its environmental education programme. The National Park Climate Change School project is designed to teach children and young people…
La nature accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite
Succès pour la première journée de randonnée pour personnes handicapées au Parc régional Chasseral / Suisse Se retrouver en pleine nature, loin du goudron, pour des personnes handicapées est désormais chose possible. La preuve au Parc régional Chasseral / Suisse où la première journée de randonnée pour les personnes à…
For a better management and preservation of large carnivores
 In order to improve the preservation of large carnivores in the Alps and the Carpathians, the international colloquium "Large carnivores: management, research and public relation strategies of the protected areas" was organised in the Nizke Tatry National Park in Slovakia from 2nd - 4th July 2009. More than 70 specialists…

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Education about the mountain environment in the Alpine protected areas: first compendium of programmes
In the course of the collaboration between ALPARC and REEMA (Alpine Mountain Environment Education Network, which covers the French Alps), we realised that we needed a better understanding of the practices and programmes associated with education about the mountain environment in other Alpine protected areas.  In 2008, we began the…
2008: a big year for ecological networks
 2008 was a very important year for ecological networks in the Alps. Here is a brief overview of everything that has been done : Ecological Continuum project: pre-project phase complete After 17 months of intensive work during the pre-project phase, the four partners (CIPRA, ISCAR, the WWF and ALPARC) have…