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A New UNESCO Dolomites World Heritage Permanent Exhibition in the Nature Park House in Toblach/South Tirol
In 2009 large parts of the Dolomites across 5 Provinces were recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Among the World Heritage objectives are sensitization and awareness building. With this in mind, the Nature Parks Office of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano has completed a new 250 m² permanent…
Our friends and colleagues of the Vanoise National Park (France) and the National Gran Paradiso Park (Italy), both neighbouring alpine protected areas, have been mourning the recent deaths of two of their rangers. Roselyne Anselmet died on 23rd August, following an accidental fall during a fauna census. A ranger in…
We are happy to announce that this summer the official ALPARC site has been completely redesigned. This will enable all its users to enjoy better-structured and more easily-readable information; at the same time it highlights the activities of the Alpine Protected Areas and their network. Please note: some features are…
The cohabitation of humans and predators in the Alps
The case of Daniza the bear has revived the debate about the cohabitation of humans and large predators in Italy, as in the other alpine countries.This summer Daniza became sadly notorious after wounding a man who was observing her cubs, aged of 8 months, in the forest of Pinzolo, Trentino…
Danilo Re Memorial 2015: new Internet site and Facebook page
The 20th edition of the Danilo Re Memorial will take place from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th January 2015 in St. Jakob in Defereggental, in the Hohe Tauern National Park, Tyrol, Austria, as officially announced by Ingrid Felipe, the Vice-President of the Land of Tyrol, on 17 March 2014 in…
greenAlps facing regional and European biodiversity standards for the Alps
The two year greenAlps project (2013-2014), financed by the EU Alpine Space programme enters at the final phase.The analysis of the results from former Alpine Space projects linked to the topic of biodiversity, a review of European environmental policies, interviews with stakeholders in the pilot areas and during international workshops…
Next year, ALPARC will already be celebrating 20 years of existence. Founded in 1995 by France and its Alpine regions, the Alpine Network of Protected Areas has become one of the most concrete and recognized tools of the Alpine Convention. Since the setting up of the network in 1995 and…
Register now for the next working group meeting “Mountain environmental education“
The next meeting of the ALPARC working group “Mountain environmental education”  will take place on  21st and 22nd October 2014  at the brand new visitors center (Haus der Berge) of the Berchtesgaden National Park in the Bavarian Alps. Are you dealing with education topics in your protected area? Are you…
Berchtesgaden "House of the mountains" in 3rd place at the Museum Prize "Micheletti Award"
At the international Museum "Micheletti Award" a great success was reached for the new National Park Centre less than a year after its opening: 3rd place for the "Haus der Berge"! Its boss Ulrich Brendel (r.) received the award at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow / Scotland by the chairman…