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Changes in management at the head of two National Parks in Austria and Italy
Two national parks have experienced major changes in their highest management unit : in the National park Gran Paradiso, Michele Ottino has already retired while the director of the National Park Kalkalpen Erich Mayrhofer will retire at the end of the year. Special thanks to Erich Mayrhofer – Director of…
Wednesday, 20 December 2017

1st EUSALP Annual Forum

1st EUSALP Annual Forum
The 1st EUSALP Annual Forum took place on 23-24 November 2017 in Munich. It included a large variety of events and workshops presenting mostly the first results from the Action Groups. Action Group 7 on ecological connectivity, in which ALPARC is actively involved, also presented its first results. ALPARC contributes…
“Sensible”: A New Documentary Film on Alpine Fauna
On Wednesday 9th December “Sensible”, the new documentary on Alpine fauna, was broadcast on French TV.We are immediately transported into the reality of Alpine protected areas with the interview of the co-filmmaker, Geoffrey Garcel, Ranger in a natural reserve in Haute-Savoie (ASTERS, FR), followed by other mountain actors.The film shows…
Wednesday, 20 December 2017

New territorial perspectives in the Alps

New territorial perspectives in the Alps
Territorial perspectives in the Alps are subject to change and constantly developing. Thus, the Ammergauer Alpen Region was given Nature Park status while in the Rätikon, the idea of a nature park has been further developed.A new nature park in GermanyIn August 2017 the “Ammergauer Alpen” Region was given “Nature…
Considering ecological connectivity in spatial planning documents
A challenging mission for the Ecological Network Platform of the Alpine Convention Members of the Ecological Network Platform of the Alpine Convention met in Valdieri in the Alpi Marittime Nature Park (I) at the beginning of November 2017. At the centre of the discussion was the work on the report…
A 5% increase in the surface of protected areas could triple biodiversity protection
A study from the laboratory of Alpine Ecology in Grenoble (CNRS) and University of Yale shows that an increase of only 5% in the surface of protected areas would strongly increase the preservation of mammals and bird species.Since biodiversity is generally evaluated by the number of present species in a…
Youth participation in politics in the Alps: GaYA action goes from local to transnational level
In the frame of the EU Interreg Alpine Space project GaYA (Governance and Youth in the Alps), 15 pilot sites engage in experimental approaches to involve young people in local politics. Four ALPARC members are participating in the project. Besides, the project already boasts some successful actions: an award-winning project…
Korean National Park Service visits ALPARC office
On November 22, the ALPARC operational unit had the pleasure of welcoming a group of researchers and park managers from the Republic of Korea. The group, led by Mr Kim Won Kyung, Senior Researcher at the Korea National Park Service, (KNPS) who also provided translation from English, came to Europe…
WeWild project: The initiative grows through two further workshops in France and Italy
After a first workshop in Vorarlberg last March, ALPARC has recently organised two further workshops in Les Ecrins National Park (France) and in the nature parks of the Ossola Valleys (Italy) in the frame of the WeWild project. The aim of the project and its growing working group is the…
Youth at the Top 2017 : Official video released !
The video clip reflecting the atmosphere of the 3rd edition of Youth at Top has just been released ! Are you curious? Please have a look and discover the experiences lived by our young participants and their guides. The third edition of “Youth at the Top” took place on July…