The Stelvio National Park: A Model of Sustainable Living

Stelvio National Park: A Model of Sustainable Living

Equilibrium between Man and the Environment

At the Stelvio National Park, we are acutely aware of our responsibility for the environment. We stand for lasting values and we support the sustainable development of the
Alpine region together with the judicious and innovative deployment of its natural resources. By networking with all our regional partners, we also seek to open new directions both in tourism and agriculture.

The Inhabitants of the Stelvio National Park
Embedded in the unique high mountain terrain of the Stelvio National Park, the mountain settlements have, for centuries, harmoniously co-existed with their natural surroundings. Over time, they themselves have been formed by their vigilance and custodianship of their environment.

Care and Preservation of the Cultural Landscape
South Tyrolean mountain farmers methodically work the land to generate authentic products. On these steep mountain slopes, their daily toil makes a valuable contribution to help preserve the Alpine landscape. But the mountain farmers also help to safeguard the cultural landscape itself. For this, they deserve a big THANK YOU. We fully support their consistent efforts to attain the most beneficial outcomes for both Man and the Environment.

Sustainable Tourism in the Protected Area

The Stelvio National Park is a member of the network of European Charter for Sustainable Tourism!

The European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas is a practical management tool that enables Protected Areas to develop tourism sustainably.
The charter is now implemented by 110 protected areas in 16 European countries. The biggest network of its kind in the world.

The core element of the “Charter” is working in partnership with all relevant stakeholders to develop a common sustainable tourism strategy and an action plan on the basis of a thorough situation analysis. The aim of all Charter projects and activities is:
• the protection of the natural and cultural heritage and
• the continuous improvement of tourism in the Protected Area in terms of the environment, local population and businesses as well as visitors

More information about the Charter:

Strategy paper and action plan
Strategy paper and action plan
In the spirit of the Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas, the Stelvio National Park has defined its own strategy based on the vision of the Charter:

Sustainable Tourism Strategy and Action Plan

Vision und Mission of the Charta
Ufficio per il Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio
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