News from the network ALPARC

InnovAlps: Transnational exchange on social and spatial innovation in nature parks
All over the Alps nature parks are working at challenging the view on regional development and lead them to change. Due to their experience and expertise in social and spatial innovation they can be seen as “ambassadors of change” who can be an inspiration to others. The project InnovAlps aims…
ALPARC Council meeting in Monaco (FR)
The biannual ALPARC Council Meeting has been held on April 7th  & 8th  2016 in Monaco (FR). The meeting was hosted by the Principality of Monaco. On the agenda: work in progress on alpine ecological connectivity, InnovAlps project and Youth at the Top Event. Furthermore have been presented the new…
Winter sports activities and wildlife: is coexistence possible?
Feedback from the international “Wildlife and winter sport activities” workshop3rd and 4th March 2016, Lescheraines (Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park (RNP) FR). Organised by the Massif des Bauges RNP, ASTERS and ALPARCThroughout the Alpine arc, sports and leisure activities have mushroomed as never before. Ski touring, free riding, trekking…
Austria: the wolf at the centre of a lively debate
ALPARC reminds that this species, originally native to the Alps, enjoys a high level of protection. As elsewhere, the natural return of the wolf to the Alps has not been without a series of difficulties for certain stakeholders, as evidenced by the recent events in the region of the Hohe…
Discover the winners of the “Land Art & Photo” contest
Did you take part in the ALPARC “Land Art & Photo” contest? Are you keen to see the photos taken by amateurs, artists and protected areas professionals coming from all over the Alps?You can find the list of winners and their photos below. The “Connecting People, Mountains and Nature” contest…
Take part in the “Youth at the top 2016” initiative
Edition 2016: rendezvous on July 12th! Discover this initiative in pictures (1:19): : https://youtu.be/wvqHo5D3XEk This is a strong symbolic time orientated to the young people with “rendezvous” in the mountains in places such as shelters or peaks, at the same time in all Alpine countries (important symbolic dimension through notions…
Thursday, 11 February 2016

21st Danilo Re Memorial: The Results

21st Danilo Re Memorial: The Results
As from 1st January 2016, the two Italian natural parks Marguareis and Alpi Marittime are officially considered to form one park, managed by the body “Ente di gestione delle aree protette delle Alpi Marittime”. Against this background they hosted the 21st edition of the Danilo Re Memorial in Chiusa di…
Thursday, 11 February 2016

2016 General Assembly

2016 General Assembly
The fourth ALPARC General Assembly was held on 22nd January 2016 in Cuneo in Italy, in the context of the 21st Danilo Re Memorial which took place from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th January 2016 in Chiusa di Pesio (Italy) in the Marguareis Natural Park/ Alpi Marittime Natural Park. More…
Monday, 08 February 2016

News from InnovAlps

News from InnovAlps
The InnovAlps projects is searching for innovative approaches to regional development in Alpine protected areas. Through mutual learning, the project aims at supporting the exchange of knowledge on related topics between protected areas. In the first six months of 2016 ALPARC organizes three benchlearning workshops in three selected pilot regions:…
Youth at the Top 2015: see the video!
During the first test-edition of the “Youth at the Top” event on 16th July 2015, 370 young people between 7 and 28 years old from the Alps and 105 adults acting as accompaniers or contributors shared time together in 5 Alpine countries. (Read the complete article about the 2015 edition…