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Summit of international protected area scientists
International scientists met from 10th to 12th June 2013 in Mittersill, Hohe Tauern Salzburg National Park (Austria), for the 5th Research Symposium. For many scientists dealing with nature protection and ecology, biodiversity, glacier research, the global change, sustainable development or long-term research in regions largely unaffected by humans, the 5th…
Tuesday, 27 August 2013

National park Vanoise

National park Vanoise
Situated between the high Maurienne and Tarentaise valleys, the Vanoise National Park is home to high mountains, rising to more than 3, 000 m, on which many glaciers remain. There are also valleys which open onto wide, easily accessible passes. The variety of its rocks (calcareous, gypsum, sandstone, quartzite, shale,…
Friday, 23 August 2013

Impact factor eco.mont

Impact factor eco.mont
 The journal “eco.mont - Journal of Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management” has been listed in the Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded since 2012 and received an Impact Factor for the first time in 2013. This Impact Factor indicates the average number of quotations from an article in a…
New Secretary General of the Alpine Convention
Markus REITERER started office as the new Secretary General of the Alpine Convention on 1st July 2013 at the headquarters of the Permanent Secretariat in Innsbruck. He replaces Marco ONIDA who had held the post since 2007.   45 years of age, a lawyer, diplomat and fine connoisseur of the Alps,…
Workshop Regional Development and Quality of Life
 The workshop " Regional Development and Quality of Life” took place last 15 and 16 July 2013 in the brand new house of the mountains in Berchtesgaden. During a day and a half, participants had the opportunity to exchange all together on the content of a future project concerning regional…
Step by Step to ecological connectivity
Act locally: Municipalities contribute to ecological connectivity ALPARC has shown a number of possibilities how municipalities can pro-actively participate in the implementation of ecological networks in a brochure published in parallel to the movie “For hermits and fire salamanders – How municipalities connect habitats in the Alps” within the Ecological…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Walking through the clouds

Walking through the clouds
The essential is invisible to the eyes (Antoine de Saint-Exupery) With the project "Walking through the clouds" the National Park Gran Paradiso promotes soft mobility through the regulation of motorized traffic on the road to the Nivolet in the summer and encourages walking, cycling and shuttle use.  On the weekends…
Report: “Nature Parks and Regional Sustainable Development” in Austria
 “Nature parks strengthen rural territories: such is the paradigm widely heard with regard to nature parks and regional development. The present report “Nature Parks and Regional Sustainable Development” seeks to identify further the factors which enable nature parks to contribute to regional development while equally taking into account aspects of…
Des gypaètes et des hommes : fifth award for the film
 We have already talked about it last autumn ; the film “Bearded vulture and men” makes its way. It won the first price at the “Festival de l’insolite Vendée Nature 2013” in the wildlife documentary film category. It’s the fifth reward for this film since the beginning after Albert in…
The « Mont Viso » Biosphere Reserve
 Since 28th May 2013, the Alps have had a new trans-border biosphere reserve: the Italian and French territories situated on each side of Mont Viso now constitute two biosphere reserves totalling 294,000 hectares and including 4 sites already listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites. About twenty communes are concerned on…