Feasibility Study UNESCO World Heritage Site Carnic Alps
Daniel Zollner, Anna Kovarovics, Hanns Kirchmeir
Carnic Alps Geopark
The Carnic Alps are worldwide known for their famous fossil sites from many different geological periods. Therefore, a nomination of the Austrian part of the mountain range as UNESCO World Heritage is being considered. To assess the suitability of this region for a World Heritage nomination, the management of the Geopark Carnic Alps commissioned E.C.O. with a feasibility study. Based on a specifically designed set of criteria, the chances and difficulties of a nomination were evaluated and rated. E.C.O. developed recommendations and a time frame, summing up the possibilities and chances of a nomination of the Carnic Alps as UNESCO World Heritage Site.