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    Vienna, 10 April 2013

    Correction: Media Advisory

    Re-issued as received

    The media is invited to attend the opening session and following press conference of the

    2nd Conference of the Carpathian Network of Protected Areas back to back with the BioREGIO Carpathians Project Midterm Conference


    Tuesday, 23 April at 5.30 pm in Tatranská Javorina, High Tatra National Park area , Slovakia

    Representatives of protected areas and other stakeholders acting in the Carpathian Region will meet in Slovakia in April to exchange experience and ideas for future cooperation.

    During the Conferences, several distinguished keynote speakers will discuss a variety of perspectives on approaches and issues regarding the network of protected areas, such as the governance of protected areas, the science behind conservation, and the role of Non-Governmental Organizations. Amongst others, speakers will include representatives from the European Commission, DG Environment, the Alpine Network of Protected Areas (ALPARC), and the Indigenous Peoples' and Community Conserved Areas and Territories (ICCA).

    BioREGIO Carpathians project

    The project BioREGIO Carpathians aims at enhancing the integrated management of protected areas and natural assets of the Carpathian mountains. Sustainable regional development will be promoted and ecological connectivity will overcome legal and ecological barriers while considering transboundary and transnational needs. The project interim results will be presented at the Medium Term Conference.

    The press conference will be followed by a Q&A session.

    The conference venue is Hotel Kolowrat, Pol'ana a. s., 059 56 Tatranská Javorina 27, Slovakia (GPS coordinates: N 49.27311 - E 20.14031).

    Please register for the event by Monday, 15 April by writing to:



    For further information on the conference please visit:

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    For more information please contact:

    Eva Jelinek

    UNEP Vienna - ISCC

    Vienna International Centre E409

    +43 1 26060-5412