News from the protected areas

The “National Park Spirit” Brand
The French National Parks have just created a new brand. Named the “National Park Spirit”, it has been created to support the economic actors installed on their territory. The aim of this initiative: to promote the tourism products of the territory which contribute to the preservation of the natural and…
A hunter “mistakes” a lynx for a fox in the Kalkalpen
The reintroduction of the lynx into Austria is being undermined. Recently the carcass of a dead lynx was found at a taxidermist’s and the Hunting Federation is opposed to any further introduction. Within the framework of lynx reintroduction in Austria, the adult male Juro had been captured in Switzerland to…
Winners of the international contest "Fotografare il Parco" announced
The winners of the 10th international competition “Fotografare il parco” have been announced. This contest was organized by the Stelvio National Park (IT), the Gran Paradiso National Park (IT), Abruzzo, Latinum and Molise National Park (IT) and by the French National Park Vanoise in collaboration with Swarovski Optik Italia. Once…
Ségolène Royal signs the ministerial decree establishing the Baronnies provençales Regional Nature Park
The 8th December 2014, the French Ministry of the environment, Ségolène Royal signed the ministerial decree establishing the Baronnies provençales Regional Nature Park in Vinsorbes (Drôme, France) during a meeting organized by Didier Guillaume (Member of the Senate), the local authorities and with the delegates of the two French Alpine…
Tuesday, 02 December 2014

Orobie Valtellinesi Regional Park

Orobie Valtellinesi Regional Park
The Orobie Valtellinesi Regional Park extends on the northern side of the Orobic Alps, the first Alpine chain we meet climbing northwards up the lowlands of Lombardy and the Alpine foothills.From a geomorphologic standpoint, the Park features a very complex landscape, characterized by fourteen ravines carved by the action of…
Prealpi Giulie and the Triglav Parks recognized as official transboundary pilot region for ecological connectivity
ALPARC has been present at the XIII. Alpine Conference in Torino on 21st November 2014.   We are particularly proud that two of the alpine protected areas members of ALPARC, the Prealpi Giulie Nature Park (Italy) and the Triglav National Park (Slovenia),  have been recognized as official transboundary pilot region for…
Published an article of the ibex of the NP Gran Paradiso in the journal"Proceedings of the Royal Society B"
On November 12th the biological research journal "Proceedings of the Royal Society B" published an article of the ibex of the Gran Paradiso National Park. The research, conducted by the scientists of the National Park Gran Paradiso, the University of Pavia and the Zurich University, examines the genetically variability of the…
The Gran Paradiso National Park enters the IUCN “Green List”
There are now more than 210,000 protected areas in the world. Among these, 23 have been placed on the IUCN ( International Union for Conservation of Nature) Green List, the first worldwide certificate that recognises effectiveness and equity in the managing of Parks. Moreover, included in the Green List is…
Save the date!The deadline for the competition “Fotografare il parco” is the 1st December 2014.
  One month left to enter the photography competition "Fotografare il Parco" . The copmetition is organized by the Stelvio National Park (IT), the Gran Paradiso National Park (IT) , Abruzzo, Latinum and Molise National Park (IT) and by the French National Park Vanoise in collaboration with Swaroski Optik Italia. Photographs,experts…
A New UNESCO Dolomites World Heritage Permanent Exhibition in the Nature Park House in Toblach/South Tirol
In 2009 large parts of the Dolomites across 5 Provinces were recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Among the World Heritage objectives are sensitization and awareness building. With this in mind, the Nature Parks Office of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano has completed a new 250 m² permanent…