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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…
The cohabitation of humans and predators in the Alps
The case of Daniza the bear has revived the debate about the cohabitation of humans and large predators in Italy, as in the other alpine countries.This summer Daniza became sadly notorious after wounding a man who was observing her cubs, aged of 8 months, in the forest of Pinzolo, Trentino…
Welterbe-Woche 2014 «Natur als Inspiration»
Das UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch hat bereits ab dem 18. Jahrhundert die Menschen in der Region und Gäste aus aller Welt inspiriert. Mit der Welterbe-Woche vom 30. September bis 04. Oktober 2014 wollen wir die Schönheit der Natur und deren Einfluss auf die Menschheit in den Fokus stellen. Bei vier…
The 2014 We are Alps Tour - Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention
From 3rd to 10th July 2014 the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention is organizing a crossing of the Alps for journalists focusing on family farming. The 2014 We Are Alps Tour is concentrating on the people in our region and on their livelihoods. This year’s topic is highlighting 2014…
THE PRACTICE GUIDE  ”Youth  and mountain dew “ published by REEMA and Coordination Montagne
The REEMA and the Coordination Montagne, in collaboration with other education and mountain professionals, just published in French a practice guide on ” Youth and mountain dew.  A practice guide to succeed your trip with minor” (Jeunes et refuges. GUIDE PARATIQUE  pour réussir sa sortie en refuge de montagne pour…
A. Schwarzenberger, J.Laass & R.Zink The bearded vulture went extinct in the Alps in the early 20th century. An international reintroduction program was started in 1986, based on the release of young bearded vultures born and reared in captivity. Up to 2012 a total of 184 birds have been released…
Friday, 18 April 2014

Young scientists Award 2014

 The Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention organizes the second "Young scientists Award". Please find more information in the press release below as well as under following link .