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The natural regional Park Massif des Bauges
 The Massif des Bauges, natural regional park since 1995, covers between 250 and 2217m and an area of 856 km². The park is divided in the two departments Savoy (46 municipalities) and the Haute-Savoie (18 municipalities). The 64 municipalities in the Park hosts 70 000 inhabitants (in 2008) and are…
Alpine Park Karwendel – Austria’s largest natural parkin Karwendel
The Alpine Park Karwendel encompasses almost all of the Karwendel range. Extending over 727 km², the park is the largest protected area in the state of Tyrol and Austria's largest nature park. The area’s exceptional conservation value was recognised very early on. Tyrol’s oldest protected area first came into being…
Discover the multivision show during the summer season in the Alps
 After several premiere screenings of the multimedia show "For the Alps" , presented by the project partners throughout the European Day of Parks on 24 May 2012 in Berchtesgaden, Bled, Bohinj, Cevo, Chambéry, Domodossola, Embrun, Leuk, Matrei in Osttirol, Mojstrana, Mölln, Nice, Sondrio, St.Gallen/Steiermark, Trenta, Varzo, Vezza d'Oglio, Verbania… further…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012

Your testimonials!

Your testimonials!
 In our newsletter « Nr 40 – special edition: The future of ALPARC », we have launched a call for testimonials to gather your experiences, messages of support, arguments, memories, anecdotes… showing what the Alpine Network of Protected Areas can provide for the staff of national parks and nature reserves…
Since 2011 ALPARC’s postcard collection increased thanks to the creation of additional cards of the following protected areas: - the Alpine Park Karwendel , Austria - the 9 nature reserves in Haute-Savoie, managed by ASTERS in France- the Chartreuse Regional Nature Park , France In addition, we have dedicated a…
Shall ALPARC get an Asian "brother"?
In preparation for the IUCN World Conservation Congress , which will be held this year in September in South Korea, ALPARC’s president and Berchtesgaden National Park’s director Michael Vogel was invited in late April to a work meeting by the Korean Society of Environment and Ecology, the South Korean Ministry…
The multivision “for the Alps”: an original and unique audiovisual event
 ALPARC is pleased to present the multivision "for the Alps", an audiovisual production built around more than 400 photographs painstakingly selected from the 10,000 shots taken and shortlisted by park officers in nearly 60 protected areas. These areas are represented by 20 management bodies who are full partners in this…
30 of April 2012: bear M13 were run over by a train The bear M13 survived the collision with the train of Rhätischen Bahn (RhB). By this incident, the GPS transmitter, the bear was equipped with, destroyed. 2nd of May: bear may be evidenced in Oberengadin Rangers of the national…
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…
The development of the alpine protected areas since the 20th century – a graphical animation
In the year 1914, the first Alpine national park was founded: the Suisse National Park . At the entrance of the valley Engadin, in the canton of Grisons, for almost 10 years the national park was the only protected area in the Alps. Then the National Park Gran Paradiso in…