Nouvelles des Alpes

Pitch your project - Youth for the sustainable development of the Alps
Involving and empowering Youth in nature conservation is becoming increasingly important. ALPARC itself is deeply convinced that young people participation is one fundamental tool to contribute to the preservation of the Alpine natural and cultural heritage.  To all our young public: Do you want to "pitch your project" in order…
E-Natura2000.edu Project Report – Competencies for Managers of Natura 2000 Sites
The Natura 2000 network is the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world. It was established in 1992 with the Habitats Directive. Ensuring effective management of individual Natura 2000 sites remains a challenge in most EU countries which hinders the full implementation of the Nature Directives.     …
Alpine school App: a smart way to discover, learn and experience the Alps
How to make learning approaches interactive and at the same time, effectively implement the principles of Mountain-oriented Education in school activities? These problems, including the active involvement of students in field actions, were faced during the development of the Alpine School Model - one of the main outputs of the…
ALPARC @ Veronika Widmann
French presidency of the Alpine convention The XV Alpine Conference in Innsbruck, Austria marked the end of the Austrian presidency of the Alpine Convention. During its 2-and-a-half-year leadership, the Austrian presidency focused on climate change under the theme “protection and utilization” of the Alps. The conference, which took place during…
Climate Change in the Alps: Protected Areas fight back
Climate Change is threatening our planet. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s ‘Special Report’, if global temperatures rise above 1.5 °C (above pre-industrial levels) we will face extreme climate events, a substantial increase in biodiversity loss, and difficulties gathering fresh water.   Climate Change in the Alps The…
© Alpine Convention
Is it possible to make the Alps  climate-neutral and resilient by 2050? The Permanent Secretary of the Alpine Convention lays out concrete actions for the Alpine region to turn this objective reality in its new publication "Climate-Neutral and Climate-Resilient Alps 2050". The publication highlights three central policies, coming from the…
Submit your documentary for the Sondrio Film Festival 2019
The registrations are open for the documentary for the Sondrio Festival 2019 – International Documentary Film Festival on Parks (33rd edition, Sondrio, Italy, from November 11th to 24th 2019) !The Festival is open to film-makers of documentaries featuring naturalistic, ethnographic and managerial aspects of National Parks, Nature Reserves and other…
Alpine Peatlands: A Key Strategy to Absorb CO2?
A peatland is a particular type of wetland that can be found in naturally intact areas and is generally known for storing greenhouse gasses (GHGs). In the scientific language it is a GHGs ‘sink’. In fact, worldwide peatlands store more carbon than all other vegetation types combined. However, due to…
Report Available: Key Information from AlpWeek Intermezzo - What Future for the Alps?
From April 3rd to 4th 2019, ten key Alpine organizations put together AlpWeek Intermezzo, an international event on sustainable development and related Alpine issues. This event was a shorter version of AlpWeek, which is held every four years. Over a period of two days, a total of 60 invited guests…
Proceedings ForumAlpinum 2018 online
Alpine Water - common good or source of conflicts? The proceedings of the FoumAlpinum 2018 and the 7th Water Conference of the Alpine Convention have been published online. The volume contains abstracts of all presentations and posters dealing with questions of water use in the Alpine region and foreseeable future…