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Creation of a Youth Advisory Board in the Prealpi Giulie Natural Park
One of the latest items of news from the Prealpi Giulie Natural Park concerns the foundation of a Youth Advisory Board. As of the day of its foundation there are 13 members, aged 16-30, some of them having had experience of the Junior Ranger program. The board acts as a…
The Bern Convention launches the campaign #NotAlone
On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats launches the social media campaign #NotAlone. The campaign focuses on cities which, due to climate change, are becoming heat islands It is aimed at raising awareness on how…
Parc national du Mercantour © Olivier Leonard
The educational international project Youth at the Top is in its 4th edition. The project has evolved and is introducing some novelties for this year of 2018, with a new use for the postcards, now also in a new version, and the introduction of a common topic to be explored…
“Living and Working beyond Tourism” YOUrALPS Workshop at the CIPRA annual conference
On May 25th ALPARC had the opportunity to jointly hold a workshop in the context of the CIPRA Annual conference in Bled. “Living and Working above Tourism” was a workshop seeking to identify   the challenges young people encounter with the booming tourism sector.  Together with Barbara Wülser, CIPRA International and…
Danilo Re 2018 ranger exchange: saving the planet, daily, on-site
In his welcoming speech to the rangers and protected area technical staff during this year’s Danilo Re ranger seminar, the new ALPARC president Peter Oggier put it frankly and philosophically: “You matter. You actually save a little bit of our planet, every day.” Indeed, the Danilo Re event places the…
The YOUrALPS  infodays: call to action for political stakeholders
The YOUrALPS challenge continues. After the start of the pilot activities in September 2017 and further scientific investigation on framework conditions for the development of the Alpine School model, the next step implies the involvement of political stakeholders in the context of the so-called infodays. With the start of the…
The 23rd Danilo Re Memorial: an unforgettable event
The 23rd Memorial Danilo Re event took place at the Berchtesgaden National park from 25th to 28th January 2018, in the frame of the celebration of the park’s 40th anniversary. A combination of excellent weather conditions and outstanding involvement by the Berchtesgaden national park staff made this event unforgettable! Alpine…
Tuesday, 06 February 2018

ALPARC 2018 General Assembly

ALPARC 2018 General Assembly
The ALPARC General Assembly was held in the Haus der Berge at the Berchtesgaden National Park in Bavaria on 26th January 2018 in the presence of the Ambassador and General Secretary of the Alpine Convention, Markus Reiterer, the German Focal Point Person of the Alpine Convention, Silvia Reppe and the…
Considering ecological connectivity in spatial planning documents
A challenging mission for the Ecological Network Platform of the Alpine Convention Members of the Ecological Network Platform of the Alpine Convention met in Valdieri in the Alpi Marittime Nature Park (I) at the beginning of November 2017. At the centre of the discussion was the work on the report…
A 5% increase in the surface of protected areas could triple biodiversity protection
A study from the laboratory of Alpine Ecology in Grenoble (CNRS) and University of Yale shows that an increase of only 5% in the surface of protected areas would strongly increase the preservation of mammals and bird species.Since biodiversity is generally evaluated by the number of present species in a…