ALPARCS regional platform ALPARC CENTR‘ALPS is now present with staff at the office location in Immenstadt i.Allgäu (DE). Sabine Weizenegger is responsible for network coordination and based at the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park Centre.
Sharing the same objectives and working areas as ALPARC, ALPARC CENTR’ALPS’ decentralized structure allows to adapt approaches to the local context, guarantee concrete work on the ground, foster local initiatives and create a closer proximity with protected area managers. Moreover, this regional platform provides the opportunity for smaller protected areas and local managers of biodiversity and natural sites to get involved in the ALPARC network - with shorter distances and without language barriers.
The ALPARC CENTR'ALPS working area covers the German-speaking central Alpine region, in particular the eastern parts of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, the Bavarian Alpine region, the Austrian provinces of Vorarlberg, Tyrol, Salzburg and Upper Austria, and South Tyrol (Italy). A first project on “Protection of biodiversity in times of climate change” (funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection) is ongoing.
Ⓒ S. Weizenegger