160 participants at the Austrian National Parks meeting
More than 160 people attended the bi-annual staff meeting of all Austrian National Parks, this year held at Hohe Tauern National Park, a beautiful transnational park in the provinces of Carinthia, Slzburg and Tyrol.
During two days, rangers, park administrators and office members from 6 Austrian National Parks had the opportunity to exchange experiences, network and participate in workshops. Wilderness, education and volunteering in Parks were some of the themes discussed.
This annual meetings are lead by National Parks Austria, the umbrella organisation of all national parks in the country. During the meeting it was also discussed the role of National Parks Austria in promoting parks. Mr. Günter Liebel, chief of the environmental section of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW) envisions:
National Parks Austria will in future play an even more central role in the work of the protected areas. Only through experience and knowledge, the challenges for nature conservation in practice can be met in the future.
For more information please contact:
National Parks Austria, Mrs. Agnes Erler 0676/ 324 22 11 www.nationalparksaustria.at
Hohe Tauern Kärnten National Park , Mr. Elfriede Oberdorfer, 0664/ 620 23 95 www.hohetauern.at