News from the Alps

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Wilderness in Austria

Wilderness in Austria
Wilderness areas are almost virgin spaces, without any human touch.  To permit a transmission to the future generations of entirely intact natural spaces, we have to conserve them and, as far as possible, to restore areas of savage nature. In the frame of the partnership “together for biodiversity”, the Austrian…
Youth summit on climate issues in Entlebuch
 "My clime-mate" is an international exchange programme that is part of the dynAlp-climate project, which is focussed on climate issues. The programme is the brainchild of the "Alliance in Alps " network of local authorities and "Youth in Action ", which also fund the project. The programme brings together young…
Tuesday, 06 September 2011

A dozen Parks with a national label

A dozen Parks with a national label
 A happy day for the Swiss parks: 8 parks got the label “Parks of national importance” by the Swiss federation. In December 2007, the legal basis for the creation of new parks came into force. Therefore new parks next to the Swiss Nationalpark , which exists now for almost 100…
Switzerland celebrates the centenary of the ibex reintroduction in the Alps
  At the beginning of the XX century, the ibex, an animal proper to the Alps, was threatened with extinction because of the high hunting pressure. Only the population of Gran Paradiso managed to survive, thanks to a law enacted by the king Vittorio Emmanuele II of Savoy.The 8th May…
 The decision was taken by the region of Geneva and the local Swiss and French municipalities: from April 2011, the road between Mategnin (Meyrin / GE, Switzerland) and France will be removed through populations of amphibians! The Nature reserves "Les marais des Crêts " and "Les marais des Fontaines", where…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011

AlpWeek produces tangible results

 An example of how trans-Alpine meetings can mark the beginning of beautiful new partnerships. The 2008 AlpWeek held in Argentière la Bessée in France entitled "innovating (in) the Alps" provided an opportunity to compare a range of innovative Alpine initiatives, including the Achental Eco-Model (Germany). Following the presentation, news of…
Climate & Education: take part in a participative project with your park
What is Phénoclim? Since 2004, the Alpine Ecosystems Research Center (CREA) is running the Phenoclim project, aiming at measuring the effects of climate change on alpine plants phenology. Within the scope of participatory science, Phenoclim is both a scientific and educational program involving various publics (schools, associations, individuals, protected areas)…
On the occasion of a rewarding ceremony organised by the french presidency of the Platform “Ecological network” of the Alpine Vonvention in the frame of the XIth Ministers conference in Brdo (Slovenia) beginning of March 2011, 8 pilot regions have been thanked and congratulated for their exemplary work carried out…
50 questions to orient research about ecological connectivity
 Tracking knowledge on ecological connectivity in the Alps: the 50 most important questions on ecological connectivity in Alps have just been identified It was in Liestal, Switzerland, that a group of 20 scientists and practitioners from all alpine countries and different specialties met the 6th and 7th December in order…
International exchange meeting on “ecological connectivity” between the Alps and the Carpathians in Mikulov (CZ)
 From 20th to 23rd September 2010 an international exchange meeting between experts on ecological connectivity from the Alps and the Carpathians was held in Mikulov (CZ). This meeting was organised in the frame of the Memorandum of Cooperation signed in 2008 between the Convention on biological diversity (CBD), the Alpine…