Awarded by Federal Minister Andrä Rupprechter
by Anna Kovarovics
On the 2nd of May, the award ceremony for the best educational trails in Austrian protected areas took place. In two years time, E.C.O. visited and evaluated 130 educational trails to over a hundred of criteria. Now the best 33 were awarded by Austrians Federal Minister of Environment, Andrä Rupprechter.
During a one day event in Kals am Großglockner a guided tour with two Rangers of the Hohe Tauern National Park was offered, where the participants could find out more about the Hohe Tauern and got the opportunity to watch ibex and chamois in their natural environment. After a short presentation of the best trails, the official ceremony took place.
A certificate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and a label, which can be placed at the educational trail, were officially handed over to the responsibles of the trails by the Austrian Minster of Environment, Andrä Rupprechter.