ALPARC, on behalf of the French Presidencies of the Alpine Convention and EUSALP and in cooperation with UNEP and the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, organised a worldwide conference on "Mountain Biodiversity" which, virtually, took place on 13 January 2021 with up to 350 participants from many countries around the world.
Global biodiversity in the mountains has been analyzed from various angles, as the situation of biodiversity in the Alps with a focus on ecological connectivity.
In its recent workshop on biodiversity (December 2020), the ALPARC working group adopted a major focus on the following topics:
- Facilitating habitat- and species monitoring projects in alpine protected areas.
- Impact of tourism and new outdoor trend sports on biodiversity.
- In the field of communication, ALPARC will inform about the link between biodiversity, intact habitats and health, in particular in the context of the current pandemic.
Within the framework of the Alpine Convention, ALPARC intend to support efforts to foster the implementation of the provisions of the Protocol on Nature Conservation and Landscape Conservation and will develop strategic and policy recommendations for greater efficiency of the System of Alpine Protected Areas for Biodiversity.