News from the network ALPARC

Thursday, 15 December 2011

TAKING ACTION

TAKING ACTION
 At their 7th General Meeting on 21 October 2010, the members of ALPARC adopted their Zernez Resolution, which unanimously endorses the concept that the Task Force Protected Areas should remain attached to the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention. In so doing, they also urgently called upon the 11th Alpine…
Thursday, 15 December 2011

JOINT DECISION MAKING

JOINT DECISION MAKING
 Structuring a network comprising hundreds of institutions and protected-area administrators is a daunting task. This probably explains why ALPARC has achieved such great success as a kind of informal communal undertaking, albeit one that is also a de facto organization. The new strategy entailing greater cooperation and integration with the…
Thursday, 15 December 2011

SUPPORTING & TESTIFYING

SUPPORTING & TESTIFYING
The network belongs to its members; do you work for or within a protected Alpine area?Alparc is yours! Take part in the decision-making process for the future! During this period of transition and evolution, it is up to you to (re)appropriate this network able to connect parks, ideas and enthusiastic…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011

Excursion Vorarlberg 2011

Excursion Vorarlberg 2011
Local anchoring of actions The triple crisis - ecologically, economically and socially - running through our society, causes concrete utopias, which overtake dreams and speeches to anchor in the action. The field trip «eco-responsible constructions» organised by Alparc and CIPRA from 2 to 4 November to the alpine region on…
New tasks ahead: Mountain protected areas in Europe must seek for an active role in regional development
 During an international workshop held in the Chartreuse Regional Park (France) from 13-15 October 2011, more than 30 experts from science and parks management across Europe discussed the role of mountain protected areas in regional development. The discussion was based on the input of selected experts from Germany, Switzerland, Norway…
ECONNECT: from ecological islands to ecological networks in the Alps
 Under the umbrella of the ECONNECT project , during three years, 16 international partners worked towards extending and protecting the Alpine ecological network. The results of their work were presented in Berchtesgaden, Germany, from 26th to 28th September 2011. Ecological connectivity, namely the way how habitats are physically connected and…
CIME_1 – Management measures of protected areas: a catalogue to top all off!
  The subject is of great topical interest: how can we assure a larger effectiveness of the alpine protected areas’ management measures? How can we monitor the effectiveness during the time?An increasing number of protection authorities as ministries and local communities request to protected areas managers a veritable evaluation, in…
Renewable energies in Alpine protected areas: Conflicting interests and the need for action in the view of protected areas
 Based on interviews with 21 alpine protected areas, the report “Renewable energies in Alpine protected areas” shows the conflicts between the protection and the use regarding the production of renewable energies as well as possible strategies. The study has been elaborated by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences (SAS)…
ECONNECT enters the final straight
 After two and half years of working on the ECONNECT project, innumerable meetings with local stakeholders, project partners and experts, and the long and complex process of developing a methodology, mapping and planning the activities, the project is entering the final phase: implementing the connectivity measures. The pilot regions have…
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)…