Nr 36 - February 2011

The 16th Danilo Re Memorial Meet was held on 20 to 23 January 2011. The first major event of the year for ALPARC and the Alpine protected areas was a great success. The Meet was organised by the Triglav National Park and ALPARC. Forty-four teams travelled to Slovenia to compete in different winter sports but also to enjoy the traditional international gathering of park wardens from across the Alps.

News from the network ALPARC


16th Danilo Re Meet: national park rangers compete in the Triglav National Park


Forty-two teams from the Alpine protected areas and two from the Carpathians (Romania and Serbia) gathered in the Slovenian town of Bled from 20-23 January, following an invitation of the Triglav national park and ALPARC, to compete in a number of sporting disciplines (shooting, cross-country skiing, giant slalom and ski mountaineering). (...)


“The work of the rangers – concrete activities for the implementation of the Alpine convention”


The thematic seminar is an integral part of the Danilo Re Meet programme, alongside the sporting event and social gathering. This year's theme was "The work of the rangers — concrete activities for the implementation of the Alpine Convention". Rangers from various different parks gave presentations on the wealth of practical activities that their work entails. (...)


ALPARC calendar for 2011

The 2011 diary for ALPARC and its partners includes several major events. (...)


20 partners for the Alpine protected areas Multivision


20 managers or representatives of almost 60 protected areas of the various Alpine countries are united around this fine project which will make available to all the protected areas a simple but fascinating tool to present the protected areas to the general public. But what is multivision ? (...)


Make your protected area visible throughout the Alps !


Think about your protected area in 3D with pictures and texts, in 5 different languages, in around 20 expositions sites across the Alpine arc (Museum, visitors centres...).




A new workshop on the topic of indicators in Switzerland!


The Swiss network of parks and ALPARC (Alpine Network of Protected Areas) are organizing a workshop workshop from 16th till 18th of March 2011 in Marbach/Escholzmatt (Switzerland) on the subject of:

"Indicators of management effectiveness“ (...)


A protected area in the spotlight


Logarska dolina Landscape Park


Logarska dolina is a valley on the north-eastern side of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. It is a typical alpine glacial valley offering great views and sheltering the waterfall Rinka at its end, one of the highest waterfalls in Slovenia. To protect the nature of Logarska dolina, the former municipality Mozirje proclaimed Logarska dolina landscape park in 1987 together with a neighbouring valley Robanov kot. (...)

News from the protected areas


Tourism and Disability: Label awarded to the Ecrins National Park House


The Ecrins National Park/F has just been awarded the ‘Tourism and Disability’ label. Motor, sight, hearing or mental disabilities have all been taken into account in the design of the new visitors’ facilities of this Park House in the Valgaudemar valley. (...)


Twelve Swiss parks in the pipeline


On 7 January 2011, eight candidate nature parks submitted formal applications to be recognised as parks of national importance. The Ticino region has also entered a second proposal for a national park, the Locarno Park. (...)

News from the Alps


50 questions to orient research about ecological connectivity


Tracking knowledge on ecological connectivity in the Alps: the 50 most important questions on ecological connectivity in Alps have just been identified (...)



The new eco.mont issue is out


The December 2010 issue of «eco.mont - Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research & Management» was recently completed and has been available since early December, online from the Austrian Academy of Sciences press and in a printed version from «Innsbruck University Press». (...)

International news


Take part in the European Day of Parks


As a protected area manager you are invited to contribute by organizing and registering your event(s). (...)



  News from the network ALPARC
  A protected area in the spotlight
  News from the protected areas
  News from the Alps
  International news


  07/03/2011 to 09/03/2011  Brdo pri Kranju
    XI Alpine Conference
  14/03/2011 to 18/03/2011  New Orleans
    International Conference of the Georges Wright Society on the natural protected areas
  16/03/2011 to 18/03/2011  Marbach
    New Workshop: «Indicators of management effectiveness»
  13/10/2011 to 15/10/2011  Regional Nature Parc Chartreuse - Saint Pierre de Chartreuse
    Workshop Research Regional Development

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Change of management at the Stelvio Park in Italy

On 22 December 2010, the Italian Council of Ministers approved a decree changing the administrative structure of the Stelvio Park.

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