News from the Alps

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…
Schmetterlinge Vielfalt durch Wildnis
Wer hätte gedacht, dass der Nationalpark Kalkalpen mehr als 1.500 verschiedene Schmetterlingsarten beherbergt? Dieses Gebiet von rund 200 Quadratkilometern gilt als eines der letzten großflächigen Wildnisgebiete Mitteleuropas, geprägt von naturnahen Wäldern, unverbauten Wildbächen und ursprünglicher Gebrigslandschaft. Vielerorts verschollene Schmetterlinge finden hier ein letztes Rückzugsgebiet und viele von ihnen lassen sich…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Project "Sommet(s) pour le Climat"

Project "Sommet(s) pour le Climat"
Sommet(s) pour le Climat is a project led by a group of French mountaineers, consisting of a collective crossing of the “Massif des Écrins” in the French Alps. The aim of the project is to promote useful solutions for a more ecological and sustainable world. On the occasion of the…
Photo contest 2015 Alpine Convention
LIFE IN THE ALPS – People, Arts and Culture Sporty and artsy, young and old; traditional and innovative; farmers and gamers, we look for it all! Show us what active and vibrant Alps mean to you. Capture the everyday activities of the people living in the Alps, show generational exchange…
Naturnaher Tourismus
The Alps offer ideal conditions for nature-based tourism. Ten criteria according to scientific principles were defined in the recent publication by Dominik Siegrist, Susanne Gessner and Lea Ketterer Bonnelame. The purpose of the 10 scientific criteria laid down by the writers is to help tourism industry professionals and destinations to…
Tuesday, 03 February 2015

REEMA becomes EDUC'ALPES

REEMA becomes EDUC'ALPES
In January 2015, the REEMA, a French partner of ALPARC and a member of the working group Mountain Environmental Education in Alpine Protected Areas, changes its name and becomes EDUC'ALPES. This "Network for Alpine Mountain Education" leads since 10 years various thematic working groups at French Alps' level, among other…
Germany takes over the presidency of the Alpine Convention
As officially announced on December 17 2014, the Presidency of the Alpine Convention for the period 2015-2016 is held by Germany and implemented by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, with the slogan “The Alps – a symbol of European diversity”. The minister Barbara…
The bearded vulture soars high in the Alps
On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November, the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) held its annual international meeting in the Mercantour National Park. Around 80 experts in the Bearded Vulture (or Lammergeier) descended on the Ubaye valley to exchange notes about the international re-introduction programme of this species. The meeting, actively…