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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…
Alparc contributes with two articles to Natur und Landschaft 9/10 2017
Mountainous areas are known to be centers of biodiversity and biodiversity conservation. In Europe this is true for the Alps which extend to 8 countries. Together with the impacts of climate change, the ever rising quest for development by population and economy leads to the urgent need of taking action…
Whatsalp – a long-distance hike across changing landscapes in the Alps
In June 2017 a core group of hikers departed from Vienna and have been travelling through several destinations all over the Alps on a journey of 120 days that will lead them to Nice at the end of September.   Whatsalp is the continuation of TransALPedes, a journalistic-political project launched…
Give Youth a Voice in the Alps with GaYA!
Give Youth a Voice in the Alps! GaYA Encourages Youth Participation in Local - Urban and Rural - Politics How can young people become more involved in local political processes? How can local politicians, their municipalities and the young themselves benefit from increased inclusion? These questions are central to the…
WeWild: ALPARC Develops Communication Tools for Eco-friendly Behaviour in Snow and Outdoor Sports
In the frame of the WeWild project, ALPARC aims at developing a joint Alps-wide communication strategy and several joint communication tools that will help reduce the impact of snow sports on wildlife in the Alps. ALPARC wants to gather protected areas as well as other key players and interested partners…
Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Reading Mountains Festival 2017

Reading Mountains Festival 2017
Whenever legendary figures are scrambling out of book pages, folk songs are springing to life, you are savouring your grandmother’s favourite recipes, travel reports are enticing you to go on a walking tour, forests get to dance, rocks are trembling in the face of a mystery story, classical or contemporary…