Working group leader: Regional Nature Park Vercors (F)
The working group “Sustainable Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Soft Mobility” set up in 1997, is one of the oldest working groups of the Alpine Network of Protected Areas (ALPARC).
It has carried out numerous actions and edited many publications. Up to now this working group has pursued three directions:
1 – Visits by tourists to the alpine protected areas and the repercussions on the economy of the region of the protected area concerned.
2 – The impact of visits by tourists and the administrative measures necessary.
3 – A specific working group has dealt with the issues relative to cultural activities in the protected areas and conservation issues relative to cultural properties.
This theme was also taken up by the Carpathian Network of Protected Areas as early as 2006. The Carpathian parks have also participated in several actions of the ALPARC Tourism Working group.
Since 2009, the working group is enlarged also to the topics “Cultural heritage” and “Soft mobility”.
30/11/2009 - Initiatives-experiences in protected areas Best practice examples in sustainable tourism diversification
This collection of best practices was gathered during in a first survey in the Alpine Protected Areas.
06/01/2009 - Dossiers Soft Mobility and Alpine Protected Areas
09/09/2008 - Brochures Trains, shuttle buses and carriages replace the private car
Available in French, German, Italian and Slovenian
01/10/2001 - Dossiers Dossier N°04 : Tourism and culture in the alpine protected areas
Tourism and culture in the alpine protected areas - projects and experiments
Publication : 2001
Number of pages : 109
Available in French, German, Italian and English.
01/08/2001 - Dossiers Dossier N°02 : Tourism in the alpine protected areas
Publication : 2001
Number of pages : 120
Available in French, German and Italian.