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CIME_1 – Management measures of protected areas: a catalogue to top all off!
  The subject is of great topical interest: how can we assure a larger effectiveness of the alpine protected areas’ management measures? How can we monitor the effectiveness during the time?An increasing number of protection authorities as ministries and local communities request to protected areas managers a veritable evaluation, in…
Renewable energies in Alpine protected areas: Conflicting interests and the need for action in the view of protected areas
 Based on interviews with 21 alpine protected areas, the report “Renewable energies in Alpine protected areas” shows the conflicts between the protection and the use regarding the production of renewable energies as well as possible strategies. The study has been elaborated by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences (SAS)…
Tuesday, 06 September 2011

A dozen Parks with a national label

A dozen Parks with a national label
 A happy day for the Swiss parks: 8 parks got the label “Parks of national importance” by the Swiss federation. In December 2007, the legal basis for the creation of new parks came into force. Therefore new parks next to the Swiss Nationalpark , which exists now for almost 100…
Switzerland celebrates the centenary of the ibex reintroduction in the Alps
  At the beginning of the XX century, the ibex, an animal proper to the Alps, was threatened with extinction because of the high hunting pressure. Only the population of Gran Paradiso managed to survive, thanks to a law enacted by the king Vittorio Emmanuele II of Savoy.The 8th May…
Culture in the Nationalpark Ecrins: archive and sound recordings
 The Ecrins National Park created, with the initiative of the Centre of Alpine Orality (General Council of Hautes-Alpes ), an archive of documentaries and sound creations, recorded mainly in the alpine massif. These archives, a contribution to memories of the territory, are available on the webpage “Pierres qui roulent ”.…
 The decision was taken by the region of Geneva and the local Swiss and French municipalities: from April 2011, the road between Mategnin (Meyrin / GE, Switzerland) and France will be removed through populations of amphibians! The Nature reserves "Les marais des Crêts " and "Les marais des Fontaines", where…
Natural Balance (Equilibri Naturali) – a new environmental education project
The project “Equilibri Naturali” is designed to bring children closer to nature.It focuses in particular on addressing current social issues such as obesity, short attention spans and dependency on television and computer games by promoting outdoor experiences through creative activities and a more relaxed pace of life.  In addition to the opportunity to teach children about sustainability, the outdoor activities help to create a sense of "belonging" to an area. The activities allow children to rediscover the value of interacting with others (playing games, shared outdoor adventures) whilst also improving the way that they learn. The Natural Balance programme was…
ECONNECT enters the final straight
 After two and half years of working on the ECONNECT project, innumerable meetings with local stakeholders, project partners and experts, and the long and complex process of developing a methodology, mapping and planning the activities, the project is entering the final phase: implementing the connectivity measures. The pilot regions have…
The center of Bratislava and COP3 blocked by the Wall!
Stop, you cannot pass! A huge wall blocks the path of the pedestrians at the place Hviezdoslavovo namestie, in the center of Bratislava. After some Alpine towns , also one Carpathian city can see one of its street blocked by a huge obstacle. With the action “the Wall”, the CNPA…
Federal Environment Minister Röttgen opens UN Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020: Conservation of biological diversity is an investment in the future
 In Berlin today Federal Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen officially opened the UN Decade on Biodiversity, responding to a call from the UN General Assembly to halt the loss of biological diversity in the decade between 2011 and 2020. Worldwide, countries and private stakeholders have been called upon to commit themselves…