News from the protected areas

Renato Moggi - 2007 - Cervo
The international photography contest “Fotografare il Parco” is now open for its 13th edition. The contest, organized by the Stelvio, Gran Paradiso, Abruzzo-Lazio-Molise and Vanoise National Parks, is a must do for any photographer passionate about mountain wildlife. Although these national parks may seem far from each other, they are…
Thursday, 28 February 2019

Take part in the Avic30photocontest

Take part in the Avic30photocontest
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mont Avic Nature Park, the park organizes an international competition of nature photography called "avic30photocontest".The competition is dedicated to the Alpine nature and aims to promote through photography the knowledge of the Alpine environment and awareness of the value of its protection. The…
Philippe Traub, an entire life dedicated to the parks
We learned with great sadness of the death of Phillipe Traub, former director of the Parc national des Écrins, due to illness.Philippe Traub has spent most of his career in national parks: Deputy Director of the Cévennes National Park from 1979 to 1990, Director of the Ecrins National Park from…
Philippe Traub, an entire life dedicated to the parks
We learned with great sadness of the death of Phillipe Traub, former director of the Parc national des Écrins, due to illness.Philippe Traub has spent most of his career in national parks: Deputy Director of the Cévennes National Park from 1979 to 1990, Director of the Ecrins National Park from…
The 24th Danilo Re Memorial: competing, learning and celebrating
The 24th Memorial Danilo Re took place at the Les Contamines Montjoie Natural Reserve from 24th to 28th January 2019, in the frame of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Reserve.The event gathered the Alpine rangers, staff and managers of protected areas that are daily engaged in the…
A new Director for the Swiss National Park
The Federal National Park Commission has appointed Ruedi Haller as the new director of the Swiss National Park. On 1 October 2019, he will succeed Prof. Heinrich Haller who wishes to retire. The Director is responsible for the operational management of the Swiss National Park. He heads the Park and…
Thursday, 20 September 2018

New Biosphere Reserves in the Alps

New Biosphere Reserves in the Alps
Last July 2018 two new areas were recognised as UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Italy: the Valle Camonica – Alto Sebino Biosphere Reserve and the Ticino, Val Grande Verbano Biosphere Reserve, which has been extended. This is an important step towards the promotion of solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with…
8 videos to raise awareness on outdoors sports activities jointly developed by the French Regional Natural Parks of Auvergne- Rhônes Alpes (France)
The regional natural parks are the perfect location for outdoors activities: wonderful landscapes, extraordinary natural surroundings, several walking trails and more besides. However, people who engage in outdoor sports in this area need to consider nature and the indigenous wildlife and act responsibly to preserve it. To raise awareness in…
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.…
“Fotografare il parco” international photo contest: and the winner is…
The winners of the 12th international competition “Fotografare il parco” have been announced. This contest was organized by the Stelvio National Park (IT), the Gran Paradiso National Park (IT), Abruzzo, Latinum and Molise National Park (IT) and by the French Vanoise National Park in collaboration with Swarovski Optik Italia. Once…