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Thursday, 15 December 2011

LOOKING BACK

LOOKING BACK
Over 16 years ago, in October 1995, the Alpine Network of Protected Areas (ALPARC) was founded in Gap in southern France. During the first assembly, the Alpine protected areas managers discussed various nature conservation and regional development issues and agreed to communicate and work with each other in the future.…
Thursday, 15 December 2011

TAKING ACTION

TAKING ACTION
 At their 7th General Meeting on 21 October 2010, the members of ALPARC adopted their Zernez Resolution, which unanimously endorses the concept that the Task Force Protected Areas should remain attached to the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention. In so doing, they also urgently called upon the 11th Alpine…
Thursday, 15 December 2011

JOINT DECISION MAKING

JOINT DECISION MAKING
 Structuring a network comprising hundreds of institutions and protected-area administrators is a daunting task. This probably explains why ALPARC has achieved such great success as a kind of informal communal undertaking, albeit one that is also a de facto organization. The new strategy entailing greater cooperation and integration with the…
Thursday, 15 December 2011

SUPPORTING & TESTIFYING

SUPPORTING & TESTIFYING
The network belongs to its members; do you work for or within a protected Alpine area?Alparc is yours! Take part in the decision-making process for the future! During this period of transition and evolution, it is up to you to (re)appropriate this network able to connect parks, ideas and enthusiastic…
 mountain.TRIP, financed within the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union, had its final conference at the 17th of November. The project goal is to provide accessible and understandable forms of research-based information relevant to sustainable development in mountain regions to stakeholders, end-users and practitioners. mountain.TRIP will start where other…
The Austrian national parks close ranks
 In the beginning of october 2011, the first general meeting of the newly founded association “Nationalpark Austria ” took place in the Austrian Thayatal National Park . This umbrella organisation of the Austrian national parks has set its priority in the development of the cooperation in-between the national parks. This…
Saturday, 10 December 2011

The Adamello Park

The Adamello Park
 The Adamello Park covers an area of about 510 square kilometres on the Lombard side of the Adamello massif and along the valleys that descend from it as far as the Oglio river in Valle Camonica in the Province of Brescia. The Park stands within the administrative areas of 19…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011

Excursion Vorarlberg 2011

Excursion Vorarlberg 2011
Local anchoring of actions The triple crisis - ecologically, economically and socially - running through our society, causes concrete utopias, which overtake dreams and speeches to anchor in the action. The field trip «eco-responsible constructions» organised by Alparc and CIPRA from 2 to 4 November to the alpine region on…
  Under this link you can download the first newsletter of the HABIT-CHANGE project. This issue is dedicated to the project work until the mid-term. Since dissemination of results will become more important in the second half of the running time the upcoming issues are going to focus on that.…
New tasks ahead: Mountain protected areas in Europe must seek for an active role in regional development
 During an international workshop held in the Chartreuse Regional Park (France) from 13-15 October 2011, more than 30 experts from science and parks management across Europe discussed the role of mountain protected areas in regional development. The discussion was based on the input of selected experts from Germany, Switzerland, Norway…