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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…
 The National Park Mercantour , the Nature Park Alpi Marittime and the River Park Gesso e Stura created together the Trans-border Platform of Environmental Education within the framework of the Integrated Trans-border Plan (PIT) financed by the ALCOTRA European programme of trans-border coordination. The aim of this platform is to…
The First European Nature Park Opened on Thursday 6th June 2013, in Tende (Alpes Maritimes), France It unites the Mercantour National Park (F) and the Alpi Marittime National Park (I) by means of the European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC). This park is the end product of 30 years of…
Mountain House Inauguration in Berchtesgaden
With this slogan Bavarian Minister President Seehofer and Minister of the Environment Huber officially inaugurated the “Haus der Berge” (Mountain House) in Berchtesgaden, Germany on 24th May last. The “Mountain House” is intended as the gateway to the Berchtesgaden National Park . Here you will find information and important advice…
Carpathian Protected areas met in Tatranska Javorina
Around 140 representatives of Protected Areas and other stakeholders acting in the Carpathian Region met at the 2nd Conference of the Carpathian Network of Protected Areas to exchange experience and ideas for future cooperation. The conference titled "Financing protected areas – about ecosystem services, financing mechanisms and green economy" was…
What municipalities can do for hermits and fire salamanders The Alps possess an especially large and valuable diversity of plants and animals; this can only continue if habitats are preserved and remain connected to one another. Municipalities can contribute to this in many ways: CIPRA has produced a short film…
18th Danilo Re Memorial 2013 : results
For the 18th edition, the Vanoise National Park hosted 34 teams of the whole alpine space for the Alpine park rangers’ competition and thematic meeting in the charming family ski resort of Pralognan-la-Vanoise.   The Vacanciel centre was used for accommodation, catering and venue for the thematic events: The ALPARC constitutive…
ASSOCIATION ALPARC – Together for the Alps
 After 17 years of activity, ALPARC was formed on January 18 as association to formalize its network and further strengthen transalpine cooperation and international projects. ALPARC includes all management bodies of protected areas in the perimeter of the Alpine Convention and is the largest federation of protected areas in the…
Thursday, 13 December 2012

Regional park Préalpes d’Azur

Regional park Préalpes d’Azur
 Between the prestigious Riviera and the high mountains of the Mercantour, this mountainous territory, composed of karst plateaus, gorges, forests and fertile valleys, the Préalpes d'Azur is still relatively unknown. There is a rural culture reigning, around picturesque, alive and convivial villages. This is one of the territories of France's…