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20/12/2011 - News from the protected areas Global and Climate Change in Mountain Sites (GLOCHAMOST)
GLOCHAMOST is the follow-up initiative of UNESCO-MAB to the GLOCHAMORE Project, which has been set up in 2003.
19/12/2011 - News from the Alps New publication: Lessons learned from 20 years of sustainable development in the Alps
“The Alps. From Rio 1992 to 2012 and beyond: 20 years of Sustainable Mountain Development. What have we learnt and where should we go?”. The report from M. Price et al. proposes some answers to these interrogations, focusing on the role of networks such as ALPARC for the development of mountain areas.
15/12/2011 - News from the network ALPARC UNDERSTANDING
The Task Force Protected Areas will remain attached to the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention only until 31 December 2013. Alparc was asked to find the best solution to ensure the continuation of the team’s work after 2013. The working group “Future of Alparc” is endeavouring to endow the network with a new structure and legal status.
By Michael Vogel
15/12/2011 - News from the network ALPARC LOOKING BACK
Over 16 years ago, in October 1995, the Alpine Network of Protected Areas (ALPARC) was founded. Gradually, this gave rise to a network the likes of which had never existed before on a state level in the Alps. Almost all protected areas with their own staff have been involved in one or other ALPARC campaign. Language barriers were overcome, common interests discovered and differences led to learning opportunities.
15/12/2011 - News from the network ALPARC TAKING ACTION
The time is ripe for ALPARC to make its presence felt and take action to ensure that the organization has a major say in future decisions: by conducting an active dialogue with ALPARC member states concerning financing and other relevant matters. ALPARC is also founding a new association and has recommended close cooperation with the organs of the Alpine Treaty.
By Bruno Stephan Walder