The Stelvio National Park is firmly anchored in the Terra Raetica area - the border area between Italy, Switzerland and Austria.

Once home to Rhaetian tribes, the region is today characterized by the original natural and cultural landscape in which there are several protected areas. In addition to the four nature reserves of Texelgruppe, Kaunergrat, Ötztal and Biosfera Val Müstair there are the Swiss and the Stilfserjoch National Parks which are connected to Natura Raetica network. The Terra Raetica project aims to promote cross-border cooperation and closer links between the participating regions and countries within the Terra Raetica area.