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CIPRA calls for Alpine Convention Water Protocol

Jul 18, 2003
CIPRA calls for Alpine Convention Water Protocol

For years the International Commission for the Protection of the Alps CIPRA has been demanding that the Alpine states draw up a Water Protocol to the Alpine Convention. In Innsbruck/A CIPRA itself tabled a proposal for such a Protocol to coincide with the UN's International Year of Freshwater 2003.

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"Gene Save": Cross-border preservation of gene resources

Jul 18, 2003
"Gene Save": Cross-border preservation of gene resources

The new Interreg Project "Gene Save" is to preserve and maintain old local grain, vegetable and apple varieties in southern and northern Tyrol. Seed and planting stock is to be collected, preserved in a gene bank and then re-introduced into cultivation on a wider scale.

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Colle del Nivolet and Val di Genova, Italy: No more car invasions

Jul 18, 2003

On Sundays in summer in the past few years the high plateau in the area of Colle del Nivolet was regularly transformed into a giant car park. However as of this summer the plateau can be reached only on foot, by bicycle or by shuttle bus.

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CIPRA Annual Specialist Conference 2003: "All systems Go! for the Alpine Convention?! Traffic as the focus of implementation"

Jul 03, 2003

This year's CIPRA annual specialist conference is to address the implementation of the Alpine Convention with a special focus on the issue of (transit) traffic.

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Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities founded

Jul 03, 2003
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities founded

The Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities, which is modelled on the Alliance in the Alps community network, was founded in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, on June 22. CIPRA played a key role in the founding of the Alliance.

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Cross-border co-operation for the alpine Rhine and Rhine

Jul 03, 2003
Cross-border co-operation for the alpine Rhine and Rhine

The comprehensive survey into the current situation conducted as part of the "Alpine Rhine Development Concept" is now completed. On July 1 experts presented the results before representatives of local communities, environmentalists, anglers, energy suppliers and other parties with a vested interest. For the first time the groups concerned are able to take part in a planning project within an international framework.

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