News from the Alps

The 4th edition of the Alpine Convention’s Young Academics Award has been launched !
 Aware of the role young researchers play in the shaping of the future of the Alps, Alpine Convention seeks every year to reward the best master theses of students from different universities from across the Alps, who deal with relevant Alpine topics. This year’s 4th edition of Young Academics Award…
Wednesday, 20 December 2017

1st EUSALP Annual Forum

1st EUSALP Annual Forum
The 1st EUSALP Annual Forum took place on 23-24 November 2017 in Munich. It included a large variety of events and workshops presenting mostly the first results from the Action Groups. Action Group 7 on ecological connectivity, in which ALPARC is actively involved, also presented its first results. ALPARC contributes…
“Sensible”: A New Documentary Film on Alpine Fauna
On Wednesday 9th December “Sensible”, the new documentary on Alpine fauna, was broadcast on French TV.We are immediately transported into the reality of Alpine protected areas with the interview of the co-filmmaker, Geoffrey Garcel, Ranger in a natural reserve in Haute-Savoie (ASTERS, FR), followed by other mountain actors.The film shows…
Alparc contributes with two articles to Natur und Landschaft 9/10 2017
Mountainous areas are known to be centers of biodiversity and biodiversity conservation. In Europe this is true for the Alps which extend to 8 countries. Together with the impacts of climate change, the ever rising quest for development by population and economy leads to the urgent need of taking action…
Whatsalp – a long-distance hike across changing landscapes in the Alps
In June 2017 a core group of hikers departed from Vienna and have been travelling through several destinations all over the Alps on a journey of 120 days that will lead them to Nice at the end of September.   Whatsalp is the continuation of TransALPedes, a journalistic-political project launched…
Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Reading Mountains Festival 2017

Reading Mountains Festival 2017
Whenever legendary figures are scrambling out of book pages, folk songs are springing to life, you are savouring your grandmother’s favourite recipes, travel reports are enticing you to go on a walking tour, forests get to dance, rocks are trembling in the face of a mystery story, classical or contemporary…
Alpine Convention photo contest, 2017 edition
The 2017 edition of the Alpine Convention photo contest is focused on Water that was identified as one of the Alpine Convention’s main topics and fields of work. Either in lakes, rivers, glaciers, snow or rain, water is visible across the Alps and represents a crucial resource that the Alps…
Mountain refuge to be installed in the centre of Grenoble
In the French Alps, a new project is underway to bring mountains closer to the people. The mountain refuge of Lac du Pavé in the Oisans massif, which is a part of the Ecrins National Park, is going to be renovated, but instead of building it directly in the mountains…
Contest "CHANGER D’APPROCHE" - soft mobility experiences in the mountains
Mountain Wilderness has recently launched the contest "Changer d'approche". The aim of the contest is to promote soft mobility among mountain visitors. The participants are invited to realize an outing in the mountains without a car and using soft mobility means of transportation. Every kind of outing is allowed, no matter…
The AlpWeek 2016 report is now online!
The report of the fourth AlpWeek, held in October 2016 in Grassau (D), has been published. The focus of the AlpWeek was on demography, culture and quality of life.  Furthermore, in the frame of the event a video titled “What about cooperation in the Alps?”  has been made. Via several…