Together with its partners, the WWF European Alpine Programme
(EALP) consulted top Alpine experts to outline the most important areas for the survival of the flora, mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and insects of the Alpine region, as well as specific habitats such as the few remaining pristine freshwater basins. By overlaying the important zones for each of the ‘biodiversity elements’, 24 Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs) across the region were identified. These are the ‘gemstones’ of the Alps.
What We Do
For each of the 24 gemstone areas, the EALP and its partners are preparing an action plan for biodiversity. Click on the following links to learn more about the areas where WWF is currently most active.