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Those Responsible for Education about the Environment Motivated for Transalpine Cooperation
“The first time I took part in exchanges with the REEMA was at the workshop organised in Zernez during the Alparc meeting. I saw men and women responsible for education on the environment in the protected areas of the Alpine massif. They were gathered around a table and on that…
Using "The Wall" to raise awareness of landscape fragmentation
 The Ecological Continuum Initiative has developed a very unusual communication tool: a large wall that can easily be set up in a public space or a pedestrian zone to restrict access. The barrier illustrates the difficulties that roads and conurbations create for wildlife by cutting off their migratory routes. The…
Thursday, 21 October 2010

"The Wall": Less barriers, more life!

Stop – no way through! A giant wall blocks the way of pedestrians in Zurich/CH, Vienna/A, Munich/D, Ljubljana/SI, Milan/I and Lyon/F. For animals, it’s the same every day: streets and settlements increasingly fragment their migration routes. Against the background of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of…
Approaches, tools and activities for implementing a pan-Alpine ecological network
   A new report “Implementing a Pan-Alpine Ecological Network - A Compilation of Major Approaches, Tools and Activities” on the alpine activities on ecological connectivity over the past years has been published in the series “BfN Skripten” of the German Federal Agency of Nature Protection. During the last few years various documents, publications and reports which reflect approaches, tools and activities that support the implementation of an ecological network across the Alps have been published. Some of this information had not been made available for a wide public until now. Others exist only as comprehensive independent publications. Therefore these activities…
ECONNECT and its new tool JECAMI
  The second international meeting of the pilot regions which proceeded in Dobbiaco/Toblach on April 22, 2010 bore its fruits. Indeed, the pilot regions adopted a common tool, entitled JECAMI (Joint Ecological Continuum Analysing and Mapping Initiative-Web services). This instrument is proposed by the Swiss National Park in collaboration with…
Implement measures to improve ecological connectivity – hints for local actors!
 The Ecological Continuum Initiative has published a new series of fact sheets for local stakeholders in German, French and Italian language that are now available online. The fact sheets are not only informative brochures; their main objective is to put the ideas into action. This is why their target group…
Sunday, 25 April 2010

Naturpark Nagelfluhkette

Naturpark Nagelfluhkette
 Established in 2008, the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park brings together communities in the southern Allgäu and the Vorderer Bregenzerwald. It is the first nature park to span the border between Germany and Austria. The communities contained in the protected area are all located in the renowned Nagelfluhkette range. The massif is…
Start of the international Alps-Carpathians corridor project
 The Alps and the Carpathians shelter a large variety of large wild animals such as deer, lynx, wolf or bear – species that nowadays strongly depend on humans for the conservation of their natural habitat. The corridor between the Alps and the Carpathians is a traditional migration route for wildlife.…
Hohe Tauern National Park focuses on climate change education
In response to global warming, the Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria has decided to lead by example. Working together with political decision-makers, the Park's Mittersill visitor centre (Salzburg) is expanding its environmental education programme. The National Park Climate Change School project is designed to teach children and young people…
La nature accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite
Succès pour la première journée de randonnée pour personnes handicapées au Parc régional Chasseral / Suisse Se retrouver en pleine nature, loin du goudron, pour des personnes handicapées est désormais chose possible. La preuve au Parc régional Chasseral / Suisse où la première journée de randonnée pour les personnes à…