News from the Alps

Lifelong learning day: "Mountains of Switzerland- Developement and the landscape "
On the 4th of November 2016 the University of Geneva together with the University of Lausanne  organizes in Leysin a lifelong learning day on the topic: " Mountains of Switzerland- Developement and the landscape" about the role of the landscape in mountains developement's projects. Further information about registration and fees…
Call for themed sessions - 6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas 2017
National Parks Austria (www.nationalparksaustria.at) and Hohe Tauern National Park (www.hohetauern.at) are pleased to announce the 6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas, 2nd – 4th of November 2017. The symposium will be held at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austria. The Call for Themed Sessions is…
Are you available in the second half of August and interested in vultures? Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the Census of summering Griffons in the western Alps ( France)! This year the survey will take place the 20th of August 2016 and is being coordinated by Envergures Alpines,…
CIPRA International takes stock of 25 years of the Alpine Convention
Many results have been achieved. The Alpine Convention has opened out to young people, spurred on notably by CIPRA. However, solutions to other issues are more urgent than ever. An example of this is climate change, which calls into question current economic and tourism models. Answers could be provided through,…
Winter Tourism – the Climate Challenge
Christophe Clivaz has co-authored a book about the future of ski areas and the impending change to the paradigm of Alpine tourism. “Switzerland is warming up… and this is having multiple impacts on tourism, especially on winter tourism which is an economic sector made particularly vulnerable by its dependence on…
The film « People, Books and Mountains » by the Alpine Convention is available
In the film “People, Books and Mountains, The Quest for alpine literature”, produced by the Alpine Convention, authors from across the Alps describe where they find inspiration for writing and what their link to the Alps is.  The film shows the author’s  discussion on « What is Alpine literature” and…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016

EPA: European Parks‘ Academy

A unique training opportunity for managers and executives in protected area management In July 2016 the „European Parks‘ Academy” takes place in Klagenfurt. In two one week modules on „Effective Financial Management of Protected Areas“ and „New Challenges in the Governance of Protected Areas“ participants work intensively with renowned nature…
The reintroduction of the bearded vulture in the Alps: a successful transboundary project.
The Vulture Conservation Foundation  is committed to protecting vultures in Europe. A core part of their work is the reintroduction of the bearded vulture in the Alps. It was wiped out at the beginning of the 20th century because for a long time it had an ill-gotten reputation as a…
ForumAlpinum 2014 «Alpine resources» : Proceedings online
Alpine resources will play a crucial role in the development of the Alpine region. They  generate genuine ownership as well as technological, social and cultural innovation, and economic valuation. Due to the natural, social, cultural and economic aspects of Alpine resources, they are key to sustainable development in the region.…
The EU strategy for the Alpine Region has been launched by the Commission
The 28 July 2015, the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) has been officially launched by the European Commission. It is the fourth EU macro-regional strategy. The macro-regional strategy concerns seven countries; five Member States - Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia - and two non-EU countries - Liechtenstein…