A globally important region
European Alpine Programme
Now, four WWF national alpine organizations (WWF Austria, WWF France, WWF Italy, and WWF Switzerland) are working together under the coordination of the European Alpine Programme (EALP) to implement a comprehensive and transboundary conservation strategy in the Alps.
By adopting the ecoregional approach, the WWF offices shift towards integrated, large-scale and long-term conservation, supporting the objectives of the Alpine Convention and the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Our VisionThe EALP and its partners developed a biodiversity vision for the Alps. This vision identifies the areas most important for biodiversity conservation in the Alps - the Alpine gemstones - and the natural corridors that connect them.
WWF is taking action at both the pan-Alpine and local levels to save the Alpine gemstones and to ensure the existance of an intact ecological network. Protecting and restoring both the cultural and natural elements of these areas will be key to their protection.