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Germany takes over the presidency of the Alpine Convention
As officially announced on December 17 2014, the Presidency of the Alpine Convention for the period 2015-2016 is held by Germany and implemented by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, with the slogan “The Alps – a symbol of European diversity”. The minister Barbara…
Register for the 2015 Danilo Re Memorial!
The 20th edition of the Danilo Re Memorial will take place from 22nd to 25th January 2015 in the Hohe Tauern National Park, in Defereggental, East Tyrol, Austria. This competition for park rangers and staff of the protected areas, which first took place in 1995, pays tribute to Danilo Re,…
How Policies Can Enable Biodiversity– Conclusions of the greenAlps Project
About a hundred delegates: managers of protected areas, representatives of authorities, politicians, ONGs  and local players, citizens and researchers, met together on 13th, 14th and 15th October 2014 in Chambéry (FR) to learn about and discuss the results of the European greenAlps project, in which ALPARC plays the role of…
New Transatlantic Cooperation Berchtesgaden National Park / GER - Yosemite National Park / USA
Dr. Michael Vogel, Head of Berchtesgaden National Park, and Superintendent Don Neubacher, Director of Yosemite National Park in California/USA, agreed a targeted cooperation in the areas of knowledge, research, education and public relations. As early as spring 2015, a delegation from the USA will visit Berchtesgaden National Park to share…
Ségolène Royal signs the ministerial decree establishing the Baronnies provençales Regional Nature Park
The 8th December 2014, the French Ministry of the environment, Ségolène Royal signed the ministerial decree establishing the Baronnies provençales Regional Nature Park in Vinsorbes (Drôme, France) during a meeting organized by Didier Guillaume (Member of the Senate), the local authorities and with the delegates of the two French Alpine…
Danube River
It was in 2007 that the Danube River protected areas first stressed the importance of  Danube-wide cooperation. The fall of the Iron Curtain and the extension of the European Union around the same time had changed the political map of South East Europe. The door was open for international cooperation; …
Friday, 05 December 2014

Opening of the Extranet ALPARC

In order to answer to all the request of the different working groups and in order to support the project coordination, we developed the joint online working space “ALPARC extranet”. At the beginning it will offer, by the end of the year, a platform given over entirely to the work…
2013, 2014… soon 2015, the years go by – it is now almost 20 years since the beginning of international cooperation between Alpine protected areas.  In 1995 we saw that managers were very highly motivated to discover new things, to exchange, to question themselves about their own principles of management…
Thursday, 04 December 2014

ALPARC on Twitter

ALPARC on Twitter
After the launching of the ALPARC Facebook page, you can now find us on Twitter. To find out everything about our latest activities, be up to date on what is happening in the Alps, follow us on our ALPARC account: ALPARC@Alparc_info. Post a tweet, leave and share your comments. This…
Tuesday, 02 December 2014

Orobie Valtellinesi Regional Park

Orobie Valtellinesi Regional Park
The Orobie Valtellinesi Regional Park extends on the northern side of the Orobic Alps, the first Alpine chain we meet climbing northwards up the lowlands of Lombardy and the Alpine foothills.From a geomorphologic standpoint, the Park features a very complex landscape, characterized by fourteen ravines carved by the action of…