The International Commission for the Protection of the Alps CIPRA is a non-governmental umbrella organization with over 100 organizations throughout the Alpine region. It is committed to the protection and sustainable development of the Alps. It works in the whole Alpine arc.
Im Bretscha 22, FL-9494 Schaan / Liechtenstein
Tel.: +423 237 53 53 Fax: +423 237 53 54
(Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe)
SAVE Project Office
CH-9000 St.Gallen / Switzerland
Projects in the Alps: http://www.save-foundation.net/en/projects/alps
SAVE Network Office
Gebouw De Valk, Dreijenlaan 2, NL-6703 HA Wageningen / Netherlands
European network of sites keeping rare livestock or plants open to the public
Arca-Net is a network of institutions that keep endangered livestock breeds or rare cultivated plants, making them known to the public. Arca-Net is designed for a broader public and, in form of a virtual guide, at any time available via Internet. Descriptions of the institutions, directions on getting there, offers and information on the livestock breeds kept and plants cultivated, their distribution, status of endangering and their history are available from Arca-Net. Some Information about products that can be purchased in the respective institutions is now also included (at the moment 676 Ark-Stations in 46 european countries)
The knowledge database for traditional agriculture in the Alps
Knowledge about traditional land use systems, keeping of breeds and varieties is going to be lost faster than the breeds and varieties themselves. The online platform Fundus Agri-Cultura will keep the knowledge on the basis of public science. The platform is established initially for the German-speaking regions of the Alps. More Alpine languages will follow.