The newsletter of the Alpine Network of Protected Areas N°60 - September 2016

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n° 60 | september 2016 NEWS  CALENDAR  FOCUS ON

Dear Readers,

We hope that the summer season went well in your natural areas and that this beautiful summer  has given you all the energy you will need for the return to work!
Many young people climbed our mountains this summer; you can already see below the first testimonials and pictures of the 2016 edition of “Youth at the Top”, while waiting for the retrospective video now in preparation.

Several events await us in the coming weeks and there is still time for you to register via the articles below: 29-30 September, the Final Innovalps Congress “Alpine Regional Nature Parks – Models for Change” / 11-15 October, 2016 Alpine Week “The Alps & People” and the Session organised by ALPARC: “Ecological Connectivity for the Benefit of All” / 18-19 October, the “Mountain Environment Education in the Alpine Protected Areas” Workshop.

Wishing you a beautiful autumn!

The ALPARC team


News from the network ALPARC

News from members

Two new members
We are glad to welcome 2 new members in our network this year: The Natural Park Ötztal, in Austria and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous region in Italy (...)

Youth at the Top 2016, a beautiful experience

"Initially I thought it would have been boring... but in the end it was amazing!" Lilou and Kilian, France. Read more in the official press release. On 12th and 13th July, for the second edition of the operation, almost 700 participants (...)

3rd and last InnovAlps workshop: Innovation in the Baronnies provençales

The third and last InnovAlps workshop took place on the 21st and 22nd of June 2016 in the Regional nature park Baronnies provençales. Situated between the Southern Alps and the Provence, the Baronnies massif is at the crossroads (...)

Register at the Workshop Mountain Environmental Education on the 18th & 19th October 2016

There are still a few places available to participate to the forth Workshop « Mountain Environmental Education in the Alpine Protected Areas » on the 18th and 19th October, in the French National Park of Mercantour (...)

Winter sports and wildlife: the launching of a working group on an Alpine scale

After the success of the international “Wildlife and Winter Sport Activities” workshop in the Massif des Bauges on 3rd and 4th March last, attended by 45 people, a working group on this theme was (...)

News from the protected areas

Autumn's Readings

Following summer reads on the beach or on the grass, we recommend reads for the beginning of the autumn term with some studious books: "Wilderei im rhätischen Dreiländereck" - "Poaching in the Raetian region – Cross-border studies tracking until Tibet"(...)


When digital tools bring young people nearer to nature

Ten young people aged from 12 to 15 recently took part in the “Media Camp” organised by the Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany. “My objective was to get the youngsters to take more time over taking a photo and so...(...)

News from the Alps

Reading mountains festival

For the second year between the 5th and 11th of December, the Alpine Convention organize the Reading mountains Festival. The festival is an occasion to celebrate the Alpine literature and to promote the cultural differences and similarities (...)


Call for themed sessions - 6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas 2017

National Parks Austria and Hohe Tauern National Park are pleased to announce the 6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas, 2nd – 4th of November (...)

ALPARC Conference: “Alpine Nature Parks – Models for Change” 28-30 September 2016

4th Workshop “Mountain Environmental Education in the Alpine Protected Areas” 18-19/10/2016

AlpWeek: Alps & People. Living culture! 11-15 October 2016

Reading mountains festival 5-11/12/2016

16th September day for reflection:"Nature centres 2050, innovatives ideas for the future" 16/09/2016

22°Danilo Re & ALPARC General Assembly 2017 26-29/01/2017

2ème réunion 2016 du Groupe de Suivi National du réseau ALPARC 4/11/2016

Conference :" Mountain regions, territories of innovation" 11-13/01/2017

Remember to register for the 2016 Alpine Week before 30th September!

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