Feasibility Study for Karawanken Nature Park

Associated persons Michael Jungmeier, Daniel Zollner, Hanns Kirchmeir, Stefan Lieb
Clients Verein Regionalentwicklung Südkärnten
Regions Austria
Year 2003

Five municipalities in Eastern Karawanken had been considering starting to set up a cross-border nature park in Austria and Slovenia since 2003. E.C.O. provided the necessary basis for decision. On the basis of physiographical, scientific and socio-cultural parameters our institute analysed the opportunities and risks, which resulted in a positive evaluation of the possibility of a nature park. The study was accompanied by an intensive discussion and information process. The results showed the great potential which would be opened up by a nature park in the region of the south-eastern foothills of the Alps.