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The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region received a sustainable development award
On Thursday 21 February, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region was awarded with the “2018 Marianne d'or “ for sustainable development. The award was handed over to Etienne Blanc, Senior Vice-President of the Region, and Eric Fournier, Vice-President in charge of Environment and Sustainable Development, Energy and Regional Natural Parks. This prize recognizes…
Disturbance of Wildlife in winter: awareness-raising initiatives are increasing in the Alps
Awareness-raising and communication actions on human-nature conflicts in nature and mountain sports are growing throughout the Alpine region. To support nature conservation and to reduce the disturbance of wildlife by winter sports, flyers, web pages, videos, events and meetings have been developed in several Alpine protected areas under the umbrella…
Philippe Traub, an entire life dedicated to the parks
We learned with great sadness of the death of Phillipe Traub, former director of the Parc national des Écrins, due to illness.Philippe Traub has spent most of his career in national parks: Deputy Director of the Cévennes National Park from 1979 to 1990, Director of the Ecrins National Park from…
Monday, 11 February 2019

ALPARC 2019 General Assembly

ALPARC 2019 General Assembly
The ALPARC General Assembly was held in Les Contamines Montjoies France on 25th January 2019 traditionally within the context of the yearly Memorial Danilo Re (24th edition) which took place in the Contamines Natural Reserve (ASTERS, France). The Memorial and General Assembly coincided with the 40th anniversary of the Natural…
The 24th Danilo Re Memorial: competing, learning and celebrating
The 24th Memorial Danilo Re took place at the Les Contamines Montjoie Natural Reserve from 24th to 28th January 2019, in the frame of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Reserve.The event gathered the Alpine rangers, staff and managers of protected areas that are daily engaged in the…
5th Workshop on Mountain-Oriented Education in Alpine Protected Areas
Camping for three days and two nights in the Gesäuse National Park. Experiencing a night in a bivouac or refuge, watching the chamois and discovering your own territory in the Massif des Bauges Regional Natural Park. Feeling and touching the mountain environment through the land art in the Écrins National…
A new Director for the Swiss National Park
The Federal National Park Commission has appointed Ruedi Haller as the new director of the Swiss National Park. On 1 October 2019, he will succeed Prof. Heinrich Haller who wishes to retire. The Director is responsible for the operational management of the Swiss National Park. He heads the Park and…
YOUrALPS Infodays in Germany, France and Italy - Scientific Evidence on Mountain-Oriented Education Gaining Increasing Attention at the International Level
The YOUrALPS infodays series mark an important chapter in the Interreg Alpine Space project: scientific findings with surprising output on mountain-oriented education were presented to political stakeholders and other interested actors.The Berchtesgaden National Park was the first in line and organised a two-day conference on education for sustainable development and…
OUrALPS an International Network of Mountain-oriented Education in the Alps
Educators, teachers, researchers and organizations in the field of education you are all invited to network via the new OurAlps web platform. An interactive map, information on events and news as well as the exchange of educational materials, photos and videos allow all interested people to get involved and contact…
Be Part of the Mountain: the Initiative is Growing and Becoming more and more Relevant
The successful two-year WeWild project ("We respect Alpine Wildlife") on ecologically friendly mountain sports has officially been completed. On November 7th, the final event of the project was officially held at the Alpine Museum of the Alpine Club in Munich. Once again, the project mobilized a large number of German…