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Alparc new President & Vice President elections

Monday, 03 July 2017

During the last ALPARC council meeting on June 29th-30th, Dr. Peter Oggier, Director of the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park was elected as the new Alparc president. He is following Dr. Michael Vogel, Director of the National Park Berchtesgaden who retires after 14 years of Alparc presidency.

“I am looking forward to taking an active role in the Alparc network, this way facilitating international collaboration for the preservation of the alpine region in order to enable future generations to enjoy this special living environment”, Oggier states after his election. Peter Oggier studied Zoology at the Universities of Bern and Basel and was working and teaching in different fields including ornithology and wildlife corridors . Since 2004, he is director at the Pfyn Finges Nature Park which he founded on behalf of the municipalities.

Moreover, the council meeting in South Tyrol assigned Dott. Andrea Beltrame, President of the Prealpi Giulie Nature Park, as a new vice president.Andrea Beltrame has been active for almost forty years in the political life of the municipality of Resiutta. Since 2013 the retired entrepreneur is president of the Prealpi Giulie Nature Park. "I strongly believe in the potential of Alparc as an international network and I am highly interested in further improving its relationship to the national ministries and national park federations."

The new Alparc board is represented by the president Dr. Peter Oggier, the two vice presidents Christian Schwoehrer and Dott. Andrea Beltrame, the general secretary Dr. Roland Baier and the treasurer Mag. Peter Rupitsch.

Special thanks are given to the Province of Bolzano, and particularly Dr. Maria Magareth Pallhuber, Tre Cime Natur Park Coordinator, for having hosted the council meeting in Dobbiaco, South-Tyrol.