Caring for and maintaining nature reserves in Lower Austria
Michael Jungmeier, Bernd Pfleger
Government of Lower Austria
To ensure that nature reserves are able to fulfil the tasks assigned to them, it is not enough to simply declare them as such. Nature reserves require special care and maintenance as well as administrative procedures. Several Austrian provinces, among them Lower Austria, are currently working on a care programme for nature reserves. The idea is to offer a platform for knowledge and information exchange to all those individuals, institutions, and bodies whose interests are touched upon by nature reserves (e.g. local authorities, land users, nature conservation societies). Close cooperation with the regional management is a prerequisite in this process. E.C.O. will support the Provincial Government of Lower Austria during the conception phase and the three-year pilot phase of the care concept.