Nr 38 - June 2011

ALPARC has launched its 2011-2012 work programme. Work has begun on all the activities planned for the two-year period: helping to establish ecological networks in the Alps through a range of projects; producing a protected areas multivision tool; developing management indicators for the Alpine protected areas; organising a variety of thematic workshops and field trips on the subject of ecological construction in the Alps, and more.


We would like to thank all those who are already involved in one or more actions. Protected area managers are encouraged to support the current activities. As always, the activities are all designed to strengthen the extensive network of Alpine protected areas by promoting the constant pooling of knowledge and large-scale joint projects. All cooperation builds on the spirit of the Alpine Convention.

News from the network ALPARC


Ecolocigal Construction excursion


Building for the future across the Alps

Cipra and Alparc invite you to an excursion on the topic of ecological constructions (...)


ECONNECT enters the final straight


After two and half years of working on the ECONNECT project, innumerable meetings with local stakeholders, project partners and experts... (...)


Philippe Traub is retiring


Philippe Traub is leaving the Vanoise National Park, where he has been Director since 2001. (...)


Who has not dreamed about flying?


They glide... a few wing beats, they slip between the trees to complete their flight on a hilltop. The birds. What do you think, how do birds feel when they see the Alps, drifting by under their wings during their migration in spring and autumn? (...)


A card for Karwendel


Austria’s largest natural park, the alpine park Karwendel in Tyrol, participates to ALPARC postcard collection with its own postcard. (...)

A protected area in the spotlight


The Regional Nature Park Biosfera Val Müstair


The Regional Nature Park Biosfera Val Müstair, UNESCO biosphere reserve since June 2010 (common with SNP) represents a sort natural of buffer zone... (...)

News from the protected areas


Scientific cooperation across borders


The National Park Gran Paradiso in Italy and the Swiss National Park have launched a common research project, which should provide new insights into the ecology and behaviour of ibex in the Alps. (...)


Results of the Project «Mercantour/Alpi Marittime All taxa biodiversity inventory»

At the beginning of 2011 the first campaign of the Mercantour/Alpi Marittime All taxa biodiversity inventory Project was closed… (...)


Natural Balance (Equilibri Naturali) – a new environmental education project


The project “Equilibri Naturali” is designed to bring children closer to nature... (...)


Say hello to the Protected Area Campus


AIDAP — the Italian Association of protected area directors and staff — and CURSA — the University association for socioeconomic research and the environment — have signed a Memorandum of Understanding... (...)


News from the Alps




The Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention has launched a support programme for projects that implement the Convention and its Protocols. (...)


AlpWeek produces tangible results

An example of how trans-Alpine meetings can mark the beginning of beautiful new partnerships. (...)

International news


The center of Bratislava and COP3 blocked by the Wall!


Stop, you cannot pass!

A huge wall blocks the path of the pedestrians at the place Hviezdoslavovo namestie, in the center of Bratislava. After some Alpine towns, also one Carpathian city can see one of its street blocked by a huge obstacle. (...)



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


  22/06/2011 to 25/06/2011  Felix (Oradea)
    Improving the Financial Sustainability of the Carpathian System of Protected Areas
  30/06/2011  Klagenfurt
    Experience Wilderness
  30/06/2011  Klagenfurt
    Conference "Common strenght: approaches for an efficient co-operation among protected areas"
  06/07/2011 to 08/07/2011  Berchtesgaden
    Workshop Pilot Regions of ECONNECT
  15/09/2011 to 17/09/2011  Bovec
    CIPRA Annual Conference 2011
  26/09/2011 to 28/09/2011  Berchtesgaden
    Econnect Final Conference
  05/10/2011 to 08/10/2011  Annecy
    Euro Meet - Nature & Sports
  06/10/2011 to 09/10/2011  Pieniny Mountains
    V International Seminar on Mountain Tourism "The call of the mountains"
  12/10/2011 to 14/10/2011  Torgnon (AO)
    PhenoALP project final meeting
  13/10/2011 to 15/10/2011  Regional Nature Parc Chartreuse - Saint Pierre de Chartreuse
    Workshop Research Regional Development

focus on...


Bearded vulture annual report 2010

In the 25 years of life of the reintroduction project of Bearded vultures in the Alps, and thanks to the effort of countless people, a healthy population of birds has set up...

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