Nr 44 - July 2012

ALPARCs General Assembly is the possibility to meet us, to discuss the already realised actions together with us and to take a look into the future. What kind of new challenges do we have to face and which kind of priorities should we set in the future for the Alps?
This General Assembly will be helpful as well for the creation of the association ALPARC, which will ensure a legal status to the network. Small working groups will be designed to work out the needs, exceptions and needs of the Alpine protected areas in the framework of the international collaboration.
Furthermore we would like to discuss the working program with you, on which we would like to work in the upcoming years.
ALPARC – this means all members together! Therefore we hope for numerous participation and we are looking forward to meet you soon at the next ALPARC General Assembly, which will be held on the 6th till 7th of September 2012 in Poschiavo/CH . Sign up quickly!

News from the network ALPARC


Sign up for ALPARCs next General Assembly

The next General Assembly of the network ALPARC will take place from the 6th to 7th of September 2012 in Poschiavo (CH) during the AlpWeek 2012. (...)


Environmental education workshop 2012: Registration is now open!

The second international meeting of the alpine protected areas on "Environmental Education in the Alps" will be held on 17th and 18th of October 2012 in the National Park Hohe Tauern in Mallnitz (A). (...)


Renouveler les Alpes dans le Val Poschiavo

La Semaine alpine qui se déroulera du 5 au 8 septembre 2012 dans le Val Poschiavo en Suisse tentera de répondre à cette question : dans quelle mesure les Alpes sont-elles renouvelables ? (...)


Your testimonials!

In our newsletter « Nr 40 – special edition: The future of ALPARC », we have launched a call for testimonials to gather your experiences, messages of support, arguments, memories, anecdotes…Take a look in the already received testimonials (...)


Discover the multivision show during the summer season in the Alps

We invite you to consult the website for the multivision show to be informed about the latest presentation of the show in your area. (...)


Postcard collection is increasing

Since 2011 ALPARC’s postcard collection increased thanks to the creation of additional cards of the protected areas Alpine Park Karwendel, nature reserves in France and the Chartreuse Regional Nature Park. (...)

A protected area in the spotlight


The natural regional Park Massif des Bauges

The Massif des Bauges, natural regional park since 1995, covers between 250 and 2217m and an area of 856 km². The park is divided in the two departments Savoy and the Haute-Savoie. (...)

News from the protected areas


Parc Ela labeled, Park Muoatathal-Schwyz rejected

After ten years of existence, the Parc Ela gets the national label, but the Parkproject Muoatathal-Schwyz was rejected.


National Park Kalkalpen: Lynx Freia gave birth to two young ones

A team of experts, coordinated by the working group LUKA, visited the birthing cave of the lynx. The lynx Freia gave birth to two young lynx. (...)


The “walkable” ecological footprint in the National Park Gesäuse

The National Park Gesäuse will open its new visitor attraction, the “walkable” ecological footprint, in the nature experience centre Weidendom the 7th of July 2012 at 10 am. (...)

International news


Shall ALPARC get an Asian "brother"?

In preparation for the IUCN World Conservation Congress, which will be held this year in September in South Korea, ALPARC’s president and Berchtesgaden National Park’s director Michael Vogel was invited in late April to a work meeting. (...)



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


  13/07/2012  Casa del Parco Adamello, Cevo (BS)
    Una conversazione alpina
  06/09/2012 to 07/09/2012  Val Poschiavo
    8th General Assembly of the Alpine Network of Protected Areas (ALPARC)
  10/10/2012 to 13/10/2012  Parc naturel régional du Verdon
    Congrès 2012 des Parcs naturels régionaux de France
  17/10/2012 to 19/10/2012  BIOS-center, Mallnitz
    2nd International Workshop "Mountain Environmental Education in Alpine Protected Areas"
  22/10/2012 to 23/10/2012  Munich
    Munich water conference
  10/06/2013 to 11/06/2013  Hohe Tauern National Park
    Symposium 2013 for Research in Protected Areas

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“How renewable are the Alps?” “What are the renewable resources the Alps can build a future on?” These questions will be addressed during the third Alpweek taking place in Valposchiavo, Switzerland, 5-8 September 2012 .

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