News from the Alps

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 . 
Tuesday, 18 February 2014

eco.mont: 2 new issues published!

eco.mont: 2 new issues published!
eco.mont – Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management publishes peer-reviewed articles on research within protected mountain areas and its potential interest for protected area management. Each issue also includes reports on management issues and showcases one protected area.    eco.mont Vol. 5 No. 2 - December 2013 Editorial…
Friday, 23 August 2013

Impact factor eco.mont

Impact factor eco.mont
 The journal “eco.mont - Journal of Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management” has been listed in the Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded since 2012 and received an Impact Factor for the first time in 2013. This Impact Factor indicates the average number of quotations from an article in a…
New Secretary General of the Alpine Convention
Markus REITERER started office as the new Secretary General of the Alpine Convention on 1st July 2013 at the headquarters of the Permanent Secretariat in Innsbruck. He replaces Marco ONIDA who had held the post since 2007.   45 years of age, a lawyer, diplomat and fine connoisseur of the Alps,…
What municipalities can do for hermits and fire salamanders The Alps possess an especially large and valuable diversity of plants and animals; this can only continue if habitats are preserved and remain connected to one another. Municipalities can contribute to this in many ways: CIPRA has produced a short film…
Thursday, 04 October 2012

White Wilderness

White Wilderness
 With the upcoming snow the seasonal discussions on disturbance of wildlife by winter outdoor activities will raise again. The usual appeals and bidding for an adapted practice of these activities will only be successful if the background and reasons for them are known and understood. It is for that aim…
 The Chapter "Evaluating Management Effectiveness of National Parks as a Contribution to Good Governance and Social Learning" is available online at this link (or see below). About the authors: Michael Getzner Center of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy,Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria Michael JungmeierECO Institute of Ecology, Klagenfurt, Austria…