Nature, wilderness and tourism - challenges and best practice examples from Eastern Bavaria
More than 30 people gathered on Wednesday evening at the museum of natural science in Regensburg to listen to two presentations of conservation advocates of the region. Conservation and the protection of wilderness are facing serious challenges indeed in the region around Regensburg.
Dr. Christian Stierstorfer, head of the LBV office Oberpfalz explained what the main goals of nature protection are in the wider area of Regensburg, but also related his knowledge to a Bavarian and German wide perspective. Explaining the threatening situation of a variety of endangered species, he focused on the importance to preserve local protected areas like the Rainer forest, one of Regensburg´s nearest protected areas.
Just in time due to major traffic jams, arrived the second speaker, Mr Würflein of the Nature Park Altmühltal addition. He is heading the tourism information service centre and gave an in-depth overview of the history, development, fauna and flora of the nature park, as well as details of the different standards of protected areas in Germany, mainly national parks, nature parks, and others. The cultural landscape of the Nature Park Altmühltal is worth protecting with regards to the environmental, social and economic value of the region. Facing challenges of industrial infrastructure and settlements, the Nature Park is trying to connect people with nature through an extensive biking and hiking network.
The photo exhibition „Living Parks“ of EUROPARC Federation presents the frame for a presentations series of renowned conservation experts.
Next presentation evening is May 22nd, when Martin Solar, Director of Triglav National Park in Slovenia will show the international collaboration of people and parks through EUROPARC´s "European Day of Parks" event. Presentation starts at 7pm. Visitors are welcome to join us for snacks and drinks.
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