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The Bern Convention launches the campaign #NotAlone
On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats launches the social media campaign #NotAlone. The campaign focuses on cities which, due to climate change, are becoming heat islands It is aimed at raising awareness on how…
Parc national du Mercantour © Olivier Leonard
The educational international project Youth at the Top is in its 4th edition. The project has evolved and is introducing some novelties for this year of 2018, with a new use for the postcards, now also in a new version, and the introduction of a common topic to be explored…
“Living and Working beyond Tourism” YOUrALPS Workshop at the CIPRA annual conference
On May 25th ALPARC had the opportunity to jointly hold a workshop in the context of the CIPRA Annual conference in Bled. “Living and Working above Tourism” was a workshop seeking to identify   the challenges young people encounter with the booming tourism sector.  Together with Barbara Wülser, CIPRA International and…
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Il reste encore des places disponibles dans le cadre du projet Youth Alpine Interrail, qui permet aux jeunes âgés entre 16 et 27 ans de voyager à travers les Alpes pendant l'été 2018 pour 50 euros seulement ! La participation de jeunes français est fortement encouragée ! L'inscription est possible en…
ALPARC Conference: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) to facilitate work in Protected Areas
Sunrise on a bright autumn day in a mountain nature reserve, somewhere in the Swiss Alps. Several chamois and ibex graze here and there in a pasture above the tree line.  Suddenly, there is a movement and a noise in the sky and all the animals are gone within seconds.…
European Parks Academy 2018 -  Registration is open
The European Parks Academy (EPA) is a new international training format that addresses the increasing capacity needs for planning and effectively managing protected areas. The unique cooperation between IUCN´s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), the research institution E.C.O. and the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt resulted in well-designed and targeted training…
Danilo Re 2018 ranger exchange: saving the planet, daily, on-site
In his welcoming speech to the rangers and protected area technical staff during this year’s Danilo Re ranger seminar, the new ALPARC president Peter Oggier put it frankly and philosophically: “You matter. You actually save a little bit of our planet, every day.” Indeed, the Danilo Re event places the…
The YOUrALPS  infodays: call to action for political stakeholders
The YOUrALPS challenge continues. After the start of the pilot activities in September 2017 and further scientific investigation on framework conditions for the development of the Alpine School model, the next step implies the involvement of political stakeholders in the context of the so-called infodays. With the start of the…
Tuesday, 06 February 2018

New issue of the journal eco.mont

New issue of the journal eco.mont
The new issue of the open-access journal eco.mont– Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management (January 2018) reflects on many aspects of protected areas like tourism, economic development and biodiversity and presents a review on private protected areas in Latin America.Take a look at the journal here. One article…
A new publication on the history of the Swiss National Park
The book “Erinnerungen an Pioniere des Schweizerischen Nationalparks - Memories of Pioneers of the Swiss National Park" is a contribution to the history of the Swiss National Park, in particular the research sector. Published in autumn 2017, it presents a collection of memories of the first researchers of the Park.…