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Youth at the Top 2016, a great success
We are very happy of the great success of Youth at the Top! Bravo to all our young participants (more than 500!) and to the ca.150 accompanying adults, who took part in the 41 events which finally took place. The bad weather was not an obstacle to their enthousiasm and…
On Saturday 16th July in Ronco Canavese (Piedmont-IT) took place the photo contest’s “Fotografare il Parco” grand finale. Many inhabitants of the village dressed up with typical costumes participated in the award ceremony, together with the major, delegates of Gran Paradiso, Stelvio and Vanoise National Parks and the competition’s chairman.…
Destination Nature, visit the Graubünden parks by train or bus !
Since 2016, the Swiss Parks Network, ATE Switzerland and the Graubünden Birdlife association together with the Rhaetian Railway and the PostBus have come together under the „Fahrtziel Natur“ cooperation to promote sustainable mobility and slow tourism in the Graubünden parks. For further information : http://fahrtziel-natur.paerke.ch/
Thursday, 19 May 2016

Combining memberships

Fedenatur and EUROPARC Federation have reach an agreement to create an organisation, representing parks from the city to the sea and from the metropolitan to the mountain tops. EUROPARC network will grow by 10%.The combined Protected Area network will cover 40% of Natura 2000 sites (marine and terrestrial). For more…
CIPRA International takes stock of 25 years of the Alpine Convention
Many results have been achieved. The Alpine Convention has opened out to young people, spurred on notably by CIPRA. However, solutions to other issues are more urgent than ever. An example of this is climate change, which calls into question current economic and tourism models. Answers could be provided through,…
Winter Tourism – the Climate Challenge
Christophe Clivaz has co-authored a book about the future of ski areas and the impending change to the paradigm of Alpine tourism. “Switzerland is warming up… and this is having multiple impacts on tourism, especially on winter tourism which is an economic sector made particularly vulnerable by its dependence on…
The film « People, Books and Mountains » by the Alpine Convention is available
In the film “People, Books and Mountains, The Quest for alpine literature”, produced by the Alpine Convention, authors from across the Alps describe where they find inspiration for writing and what their link to the Alps is.  The film shows the author’s  discussion on « What is Alpine literature” and…
Alpine Conference in Grassau: the Pilot Regions for Ecological Connectivity in the Spotlight
Summer 2016 will provide the opportunity to take stock of the actions, initiatives and achievements of the 8 Pilot Regions for Ecological Connectivity since they were appointed in 2011 by the Alpine Convention. In fact, the process of appointing the Pilot Regions schedules regular assessment of their activities. An on-site…
Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Life of the association

Life of the association
After its general assembly in January ALPARC has also organised a reunion of the “Groupe de Suivi National” (National steering group), where over 10 French participants came together (park directors and financiers). The goal was to discuss the strategy of ALPARC, the orientations of the working program and especially the…
Recommendation: “Parks of the Future -  Protected Areas in Europe Challenging Regional and Global Change”
Current challenges like shortage of resources, urban sprawl, demographic change and climate change call for the development of regional solutions. As ‘future labs’ of sustainability protected areas have gained increasing attention in addressing those regional and global challenges. Today nature protection represents only one of their tasks and regional development…