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Alpine Conference in Grassau: the Pilot Regions for Ecological Connectivity in the Spotlight
Summer 2016 will provide the opportunity to take stock of the actions, initiatives and achievements of the 8 Pilot Regions for Ecological Connectivity since they were appointed in 2011 by the Alpine Convention. In fact, the process of appointing the Pilot Regions schedules regular assessment of their activities. An on-site…
Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Life of the association

Life of the association
After its general assembly in January ALPARC has also organised a reunion of the “Groupe de Suivi National” (National steering group), where over 10 French participants came together (park directors and financiers). The goal was to discuss the strategy of ALPARC, the orientations of the working program and especially the…
“Youth at the Top” 2nd Edition: A Civic and Symbolic Experience on July 12th 2016 in the Alps
On July 12th 2016, groups of young people will meet in several protected areas and natural sites throughout the Alps in order to share a physical, human, cultural and artistic collective experience in the mountains.   Out in the Mountains !All over the Alps people are disturbed by young people’s…
InnovAlps: Transnational exchange on social and spatial innovation in nature parks
All over the Alps nature parks are working at challenging the view on regional development and lead them to change. Due to their experience and expertise in social and spatial innovation they can be seen as “ambassadors of change” who can be an inspiration to others. The project InnovAlps aims…
ALPARC Council meeting in Monaco (FR)
The biannual ALPARC Council Meeting has been held on April 7th  & 8th  2016 in Monaco (FR). The meeting was hosted by the Principality of Monaco. On the agenda: work in progress on alpine ecological connectivity, InnovAlps project and Youth at the Top Event. Furthermore have been presented the new…
Winter sports activities and wildlife: is coexistence possible?
Feedback from the international “Wildlife and winter sport activities” workshop3rd and 4th March 2016, Lescheraines (Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park (RNP) FR). Organised by the Massif des Bauges RNP, ASTERS and ALPARCThroughout the Alpine arc, sports and leisure activities have mushroomed as never before. Ski touring, free riding, trekking…
Austria: the wolf at the centre of a lively debate
ALPARC reminds that this species, originally native to the Alps, enjoys a high level of protection. As elsewhere, the natural return of the wolf to the Alps has not been without a series of difficulties for certain stakeholders, as evidenced by the recent events in the region of the Hohe…
Discover the winners of the “Land Art & Photo” contest
Did you take part in the ALPARC “Land Art & Photo” contest? Are you keen to see the photos taken by amateurs, artists and protected areas professionals coming from all over the Alps?You can find the list of winners and their photos below. The “Connecting People, Mountains and Nature” contest…
Take part in the “Youth at the top 2016” initiative
Edition 2016: rendezvous on July 12th! Discover this initiative in pictures (1:19): : https://youtu.be/wvqHo5D3XEk This is a strong symbolic time orientated to the young people with “rendezvous” in the mountains in places such as shelters or peaks, at the same time in all Alpine countries (important symbolic dimension through notions…
Thursday, 11 February 2016

21st Danilo Re Memorial: The Results

21st Danilo Re Memorial: The Results
As from 1st January 2016, the two Italian natural parks Marguareis and Alpi Marittime are officially considered to form one park, managed by the body “Ente di gestione delle aree protette delle Alpi Marittime”. Against this background they hosted the 21st edition of the Danilo Re Memorial in Chiusa di…