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Miscellaneous articles 2007
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6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas
At this symposium researchers, protected areas managers, as well as individuals from government, business, non-governmental organizations and the general public, who are interested in protected areas, may present and discuss topics which are highly significant for protected areas and are currently taken up by research. The manifold aspects of the interrelation between protection aims, protected area management and the impacts on nature, society and the regional economy in times of transition form the general thematic base of this international conference, held every four years since 1996.
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Two regions, one Nature Park
Nature protection across borders. The Veglia-Devero Nature Park in Italy and the Binntal Landscape Park in Switzerland have together been certified as a “Transboundary Park”.
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Wildlife and landscape centre for the Pfyn-Finges Regional Natural Park
The Pfyn-Finges Regional Natural Park with its unique natural and cultural landscape pursues two main objectives: on the one hand the intention to offer quality, that is, ensure an area with great environmental quality, and on the other hand the need to protect this area in the long term, and while doing this retain and promote in a sustainable way economic activities especially in the fields of agriculture, forestry and tourism. To achieve this, the Pfyn-Finges Regional Park tries as part of DYNALP to maintain and organise the landscape in the best possible way, and to care for natural areas, while at the same time promoting the economic development of the wider Pfynwald region. One main element of the Regional Park is the "Wildlife and Landscape Centre" in the old Maltese Order coaching inn. In order to apply as many synergies as possible, it is associated with a Documentation Centre and the Administration of the Pfyn-Finges Regional Natural Park. A medium-term objective is to offer rooms for associations, organisations, schools, research, in order to set up a competence centre for the needs of nature and the landscape.
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Varen Entrance Gate to the Pfyn-Finges Regional Nature Park
Entrance gates / visitor facilities are to be created at the four main access points to the Pfyn Forest as part of DYNALP. The facilities will provide general information on the nature park, showcase the tourist offers available in and around the Nature and Regional Park, provide a meeting point for guided hikes, and offer basic infrastructure such as toilets, a picnic site, etc. The design of the entrance gates is to be as different as possible for each individual municipality, subject to clearly defined general parameters.
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Fires aglow for alpine protected areas
The "Fire across the Alps" event aims to send a glowing message on behalf of alpine policy in 2004, too. The emphasis this year is on alpine protected areas. Other "pot burners" include transit traffic and local issues. The fires also symbolise the solidarity between alpine countries and regions.
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ALPRO - an analysis tool for projects in the Alpine region
ALPRO is a planning tool to be used by local authorities, organisations, promoters and investors to evaluate comprehensively the impact of landscape-altering projects in the Alpine region.
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New issue of the Journal of Alpine Research
The latest publication in the series Journal of Alpine Research features four specialist articles addressing different issues. However they all focus on the landscape and the way in which it is changing.
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Eight new nature parks in Switzerland
The first national park in the Alps was established in the Engadine in 1914. Since then there have been very few efforts in Switzerland to create other protected areas.
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Swiss-Italian cooperation in favor of ecological connectivity
During the last Alpine Conference in March 2011 the Alpine Convention officially nominated 8 pilot regions for ecological connectivity in the Alps.
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