Nature Conservation

Nature Conservation in the Stelvio National Park

Successful coexistence between Man and Nature

In the protected environment of the Stelvio National Park, it’s possible. The National Park protected area ensures the preservation of ecosystems, animal and plant species and their habitats, as well as the man-made cultural landscape.

The protection of the archaeological, historical, cultural and economic living conditions of the local resident population is also a priority. This involves a programme of environmental education, applied research as well as recreational infrastructure, enabling humans to successfully co-exist in harmony with the animal and plant kingdom.

Visitors need to observe certain basic rules:

1. Remember to take your rubbish away with you. If discarded irresponsibly, your garbage will degrade the environment.
2. Do not damage or try to take any plants or minerals with you. Look ... don’t touch!
3. Lighting fires outside the designated barbecue areas is strictly forbidden.
4. Always keep your dog on a leash. The National Park is home to a number of wild animals.
5. Avoid making unnecessary noise. This will also increase the probability of coming across wild animals.
6. Camping in the National Park is only allowed in the designated campsites.

This protected area falls under the National Parks Act framework manifesto. See here (Italian only) 

To ensure the sustainable development of the region, the National Park Regulations and Parking Plan defines specific protection zones, to safe-guard the environment.
See here (German & Italian only) 
When you head out in winter times, you might enter the animals’ comfort zone – often suddenly, and without noticing it. By acting responsibly, you help wildlife to survive. You become part of the mountain.
See more in the video…

More information:
Ufficio per il Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio
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