The need of many people to seek their balance and recreation more and more in nature is constantly increasing. This is of course very positive for human health, but it also puts many landscapes under pressure. In order to keep recreation and nature conservation in balance, visitor management is indispensable. The project SpeciAlps 2 project aims to raise awareness for the protection of nature and landscapes in alpine regions and to develop visitor guidance measures. These should make it possible to combine the experience of nature and environmental protection and to bring the diversity of animals and plants closer to everyone, whether guest or local, who is looking for recreation in nature.
The international SpeciAlps 2 project of CIPRA International and Alliance in the Alps - the network of municipalities started in November 2020 and was looking for four pilot regions in the Alpine region that were already dealing with the issue of visitor guidance or would like to do so in the future, in order to jointly develop solutions for selected challenges and to implement certain steps already. Three international project meetings serve this purpose.
SpeciAlps 2 builds on the results and findings of the project "speciAlps" - Discovering, conserving and sharing cross-community natural diversity in Alpine communities .
The pilot regions are:
Nature Park Tiroler Lech (A), Steiner and Sanntaler Alps (SL), mountaineering village Balme (I) and Bad Reichenhall (D)
Duration: November 2020 until December 2022