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First Evidence in Austria!

Induction Meeting European Nature Academy

New Drive for 2023!

(c) Skokanitsch-Fotografie


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Anniversary celebration at Casino Baden

Co-founder of scientific nature conservation in Europe passed away

Applications are now open

Photo: © Biosphärenpark Nockberge

Youth programme management & conference moderation

LIFE project 'European Nature Academy' (ENA)

Competition for innovative, nature-oriented and nature-conserving projects goes into the second round

24 hours, more than 1000 species

A quarter of a century for nature conservation

Our new electric company car

'Lange Nacht der Forschung' (Long Night of Research)

Insights and outlook into the Natura 2000 site Lendspitz-Maiernigg

Become a Conference Ambassador

Congratulations to the alumni 2021/2022

Looking back on 2021


Congratulations to the ÖBB for „Natur am Zug“

Sharing experiences and networking in Marseilles

Official change in management

‘Digital Marketing and Sales’ programme successfully completed

On-site with the environment committee

24 hours, 1185 species

Creative ideas for nature education

All of us benefit from healthy rivers and streams

Nature observations in the Natura 2000 site Lendspitz-Maiernigg

Potential analysis for Philips Austria GmbH

Research event in the Kärntner Nockberge Biosphere Reserve

Application deadline for world bank scholarship: 21 May 2021

2021: Cancellation and revision

One model for applied nature and species conservation

Innovations around nature-friendly construction projects are called for

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Vanessa Berger und Tobias Köstl on Radio Freequenns

Independent forest report for Austria

Interview with Hanns Kirchmeir

New image video „Your career for our future“

Virtual Infotour started

Recultivating the swan mussel at Lake Wörthersee

Udine calling

Looking back on 2019/20

Innovation in the natural stone industry

Kick-off: conservation measures for Natura 2000 site Lendspitz-Maiernigg

Top-notch education for conservation areas

Thank you and outlook

Chair holder: Dr. Michael Jungmeier

24 hours, 850 species

Digital twin of a forest

A pilot project

Science put into practice

Boost your conservation career

Recordings are online

Have you already registered?

New time schedule for Master programme Management of Conservation Areas

Prototype ‘e-DNA’ in use

Butterfly, bee & friends need your ideas!

Getting started in February 2021

Research event in the Kärntner Nockberge Biosphere Reserve

We are working from home

Office update

Monitoring woodpeckers at the Natura 2000 site Lendspitz-Maiernigg.

Positive feedback for the Natura 2000 site management Lendspitz-Maiernigg

Masters Programme 'Management of Conservation Areas' is much sought-after

Treat yourself to an early bird ticket. 

Experience world natural heritage in Austria.

The E.C.O. Team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

The E.C.O. Team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Start-ups for nature conservation.

The European Parks Academy will take place for the fourth time in Klagenfurt in 2020: International experts, cutting-edge topics and a colourful setting.

The submission of the international protected area project Mura-Drava-Danube is on the way.

E.C.O. supports the foundation of companies for nature conservation in the 21st century with a new event format.

The application deadline for the next round of the master programme "Management of Conservation Areas" ends on November 30.

Information afternoons on the master programme in Management of Conservation Areas in Vienna (14.10.), Klagenfurt (7.11.), Berne (21.11.), and Frankfurt (27.11.)

Hanns Kirchmeir gives a lecture at the Klagenfurt stadium on forest in climate change.

At the beginning of October, the scientific and international advisory boards of the master programme "Management of Conservation Areas" are constituted.

Austrian training programmes "Management of Conservation Areas" and "European Parks Academy" presented at Europe’s marketplace

The Management of Conservation Areas course will be presented in Vienna on 14 October

An international team is preparing the European Parks Academy (EPA) 2020

The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences assists exceptional talents from economically disadvantaged countries to participate in the master’s degree in the Management of Conservation Areas

E.C.O. provides online information on job and development opportunities

Master programme "Management of Conservation Areas" starts in February 2020

The European Parks Academy 2019 in retrospect.

Master's programme "Management of Conservation Areas" presents three accompanying committees

The management team of the programme answers frequently asked questions

Science_Linknockberge invites students to the “Weekend of the Research Question”

Highly qualified knowledge workers for the conservation areas of the future: Master's programme “Management of Conservation Areas”

European Parks Academy (E.P.A.) full lecturer board is confirmed


New E.P.A. video story

What we (should) know about conservation in the 21st century and why UNESCO biosphere reserves (will) play a big role

E.C.O. participates in the Educational Summer Lab

New poster sets the mood for MCA

New newsletter informs about training in nature conservation

Austrian protected areas pool their wealth of experience


Young talents complete internships at E.C.O.

GIZ Project BIOME (Biodiversity Monitoring Ethiopia)

Registration now possible!

European Parks Academy 2019

Management of Conservation Areas

Presentation of final theses

Successfully completed!

A magnifying glass on our native biodiversity!

Reminiscing the past year

Academy lecturers confirmed!

An ode to science

E.C.O. in the world’s biggest conservation area

Join the event!

Registration open!

The team of E.C.O. wishes you happy holidays

Following the tracks of Japanese Knotgras

Austria’s first UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site

First round successfully concluded!

A good reason to celebrate: E.C.O. 20th Anniversary

Excellent trainers & practice oriented modules at the European Parks´ Academy in Klagenfurt

Three new staff members moved into the new International Office at Lakeside Park

We are pleased to present you the new website of E.C.O.

Learn – exchange - enjoy in an inspiring environment: European Parks Academy in Klagenfurt

The team of E.C.O. was awarded a free fitness- and wellness day for biking to work in May.

New interactive infopoint is formally opened

The Natura-2000-site „Lendspitz-Maiernigg“ in Klagenfurt serves as this year‘s hotspot of field research on June 12th and 13th.

Mobile stand National Parks Austria

Special edition of the “International Journal of Sustainable Society” was published on the “Contribution of Protected Areas to Sustainability”

Student internship at E.C.O. 2013

Die Bergsturzlandschaft im Naturpark zwischen Dobratsch und Gail

Knowledge, parks and cultures – Volume 5 in the series „Proceedings in the Management of Protected Areas“ published

E.C.O is now ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified…

E.C.O. office away day in Brückl

Our start to the New Year with friends and clients of the office

Georg Grabherr is scientist of the year 2012

The university certificate programme “Management of Protected Areas” is awarded the prestigious Binding Prize

EUROPARC opens new library on protected area management

New start in former homeland a success

Salzburger Lungau und Kärntner Nockberge Biosphere Reserve

New skills at E.C.O.

An E.C.O. member of staff has passed an exam

Cooperation Klagenfurt – Manila

Italian weeks at E.C.O.

The 4th edition of the MSc Study Course is underway

Bird watching in Velden

E.C.O. Germany wins “premio per tesi di laurea” award

The Lagoon as a Classroom

Project Management Seminar at Greifswald University

New Year’s Reception at E.C.O.

Wintery trip to Millstatt

Management of Protected Areas

Aschgabat – Klagenfurt

c.u. in klu!

Michael Jungmeier took part in a tour of experts.

Karwendel Alpine Park looking across the border.

E.C.O. employee receives Austrian National Park Research Award.

Manuela pulls the strings behind the scenes.

“Treffpunkt Ökologie” goes outdoors

E.C.O. invites to celebrate …

The new course “Management of Protected Areas” has started.

Office is opened in Cluj/Klausenburg

Suddenly, the E.C.O. team receives strong reinforcements.

The first intense education for the “Management of Protected Areas” has come to a festive end.

We celebrate our successes with sweets from Stuchetz.

Knowledge management consulting process successfully concluded

Lectureship at the Universities of Madrid

The Nockberge mountains are on the way to becoming a biosphere reserve.

Communication is upheld in the natural parks of South Tyrol.

Planning for the Weissbach nature park completed

Final conference of the HABITALP project on 13th and 14th September in Berchtesgaden