Nature conservation in the Wilder Kaiser region

Taking a responsible approach to nature

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Nature conservation in the Wilder Kaiser region

Taking a responsible approach to nature

Nature in the Wilder Kaiser region is powerful, beautiful and particularly worthy of protection. As part of the Kaisergebirge nature reserve, the flora and fauna here have been under special protection since 1963. If we all agree to stick to a few simple rules of conduct, together we can make a valuable contribution to the preservation of this beautiful landscape. After all, future generations should also be able to experience the mountains with all their diversity, just as we do today. Together, we can ensure that the natural environment of the Wilder Kaiser region remains both pristine and sustainable.

Tips for taking a responsible approach to nature

  • Take your waste with you

    Take your waste with you

    The mountains in the Wilder Kaiser region are well developed for nature lovers. But those looking for a rubbish bin will search in vain! And that’s a good thing!

    Together, we can ensure that this beautiful natural landscape remains clean by taking our waste back to the valley.

    Scroll down to read more about rubbish on the mountain.

  • Avoid making noise

    Avoid making noise

    When you step out into nature, you immediately enter the habitat of native wildlife. From chamois to deer, badgers, squirrels or even earthworms, the Wilder Kaiser region is home to an enviable diversity of species.

    Together, we can ensure that the habit they call home remains peaceful and that they aren’t scared away. By behaving quietly and avoiding unnecessary noise, we can ensure together that wildlife is treated responsibly.

  • Stay on the paths

    Stay on the paths

    In the Wilder Kaiser region, we have an excellent network of routes that guide all outdoor enthusiasts to the area’s most beautiful natural places. We pay special attention to the safety of all visitors and to the protection of nature.

    Together, we can contribute to the preservation of the area’s beautiful natural landscape by staying on the marked routes. Our commitment helps to preserve the diversity of nature for future generations.

  • Keep your distance to wildlife

    Keep your distance to wildlife

    If you proceed quietly and carefully through the landscape, you’ll be afforded the chance to see wild animals in their natural environment in the Wilder Kaiser region. In addition, many cows, goats, horses and other grazing animals also spend their summer retreat in the region’s Alpine pastures and meadows.

    By taking care and practising good behaviour, together we can ensure that the animals do not feel threatened in their habitat. By keeping our distance and avoiding disturbances, we become great role models in our treatment of native wildlife.

    Correct Behaviour at Alpine pastures
  • Protect our native plants

    Protect our native plants

    Are you aware that over a million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction in the coming years due to the careless behaviour of humans? This is frightening news, especially when you consider that a wide variety of flowers, grasses and other plants in the Wilder Kaiser region can still be admired today.

    Let’s take a stand together for the preservation of these species by closely observing the rules for not disturbing or removing native plant species from their environment. Together, we can counteract species extinction.

  • Respect protected and nature conservation areas

    Respect protected and nature conservation areas

    In order to counteract the extinction of species, special protected, conservation, and dispersal areas have been created for all species. Habitat conservation is the key to successfully protecting species.

    By respecting protected and conservation areas, together we can make an important contribution to species conservation. Let’s protect our wonderful diversity for future generations.

  • Park only in designated parking spaces

    Park only in designated parking spaces

    In the Wilder Kaiser region, we provide parking spaces at the starting points of all trails. That way, you can leave your car in a safe designated area and enjoy your time out in nature.

    The region also offers a wide range of transport options such as the Kaiserjet, mountaineer taxi, hikers’ bus, etc., all of which allow you to arrive at your desired starting point in comfort, even without a car.

    Together, we can protect nature by using the designated parking spaces or by using the region’s public transport options.

  • Do not tread through the meadows

    Do not tread through the meadows

    The meadows in the Wilder Kaiser region are the veritable salad bowls of grazing animals. Especially in the valley, highland grasses are used for hay production. Hay is also the most important source of fodder during the meagre winter months.

    Together, we can help farmers produce the best possible feed for their animals by staying off farmland during the growing season.

Take your waste with you

The mountains in the Wilder Kaiser region are well developed for nature lovers. But those looking for a rubbish bin will search in vain! And that’s a good thing!

Together, we can ensure that this beautiful natural landscape remains clean by taking our waste back to the valley.

Scroll down to read more about rubbish on the mountain.

Avoid making noise

When you step out into nature, you immediately enter the habitat of native wildlife. From chamois to deer, badgers, squirrels or even earthworms, the Wilder Kaiser region is home to an enviable diversity of species.

Together, we can ensure that the habit they call home remains peaceful and that they aren’t scared away. By behaving quietly and avoiding unnecessary noise, we can ensure together that wildlife is treated responsibly.

Stay on the paths

In the Wilder Kaiser region, we have an excellent network of routes that guide all outdoor enthusiasts to the area’s most beautiful natural places. We pay special attention to the safety of all visitors and to the protection of nature.

Together, we can contribute to the preservation of the area’s beautiful natural landscape by staying on the marked routes. Our commitment helps to preserve the diversity of nature for future generations.

Keep your distance to wildlife

If you proceed quietly and carefully through the landscape, you’ll be afforded the chance to see wild animals in their natural environment in the Wilder Kaiser region. In addition, many cows, goats, horses and other grazing animals also spend their summer retreat in the region’s Alpine pastures and meadows.

By taking care and practising good behaviour, together we can ensure that the animals do not feel threatened in their habitat. By keeping our distance and avoiding disturbances, we become great role models in our treatment of native wildlife.

Correct Behaviour at Alpine pastures

Protect our native plants

Are you aware that over a million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction in the coming years due to the careless behaviour of humans? This is frightening news, especially when you consider that a wide variety of flowers, grasses and other plants in the Wilder Kaiser region can still be admired today.

Let’s take a stand together for the preservation of these species by closely observing the rules for not disturbing or removing native plant species from their environment. Together, we can counteract species extinction.

Respect protected and nature conservation areas

In order to counteract the extinction of species, special protected, conservation, and dispersal areas have been created for all species. Habitat conservation is the key to successfully protecting species.

By respecting protected and conservation areas, together we can make an important contribution to species conservation. Let’s protect our wonderful diversity for future generations.

Park only in designated parking spaces

In the Wilder Kaiser region, we provide parking spaces at the starting points of all trails. That way, you can leave your car in a safe designated area and enjoy your time out in nature.

The region also offers a wide range of transport options such as the Kaiserjet, mountaineer taxi, hikers’ bus, etc., all of which allow you to arrive at your desired starting point in comfort, even without a car.

Together, we can protect nature by using the designated parking spaces or by using the region’s public transport options.

Do not tread through the meadows

The meadows in the Wilder Kaiser region are the veritable salad bowls of grazing animals. Especially in the valley, highland grasses are used for hay production. Hay is also the most important source of fodder during the meagre winter months.

Together, we can help farmers produce the best possible feed for their animals by staying off farmland during the growing season.

Bees
Bees

These little helpers are of great importance to the environment

Bees are essential for a functioning ecosystem. For this reason, the Wilder Kaiser region is also fully committed to the continued existence of these important insects. Check out the Wilder Kaiser BLOG to learn more about where you can find the bees in the Wilder Kaiser region, as well as many interesting facts about bees.

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Rubbish in nature

Nature in the Wilder Kaiser region is many things: natural habitat, a place of recreation, an adventure playground, a place of power... One thing it definitely is not, however, is a dumping ground for carelessly discarded rubbish. The mountains are not accessible for rubbish collection services, which is just one of many reasons why it´s always best to carry one’s own waste back down into the valley. Here there are rubbish bins for proper disposal.

Rubbish on the mountain is a major threat to wildlife and plants. It is not uncommon for animals to mistake garbage for food or injure themselves on sharp edges. We are all aware of the consequences. Together, we can ensure that the natural habitat and mountains remain clean. Together, let's stand up for the preservation of our beautiful landscape and make a statement against pollution.

Tips to avoid or reduce waste in advance

  • Stow your snack in a snack box and don’t use plastic bags, aluminium foil, etc.
  • Instead, use beeswax cloth or netting to wrap your snack.
  • Use reusable water bottles.
  • Don't buy plastic water bottles. Refill drinking water at mountain huts or at sources of running water.
  • Make sure that you purchase as little packaging waste as possible. For example, try to do without plastic bags when buying fruits and vegetables.

Decomposition times

Did you know that a single cigarette butt can contaminate up to 60 litres of drinking water with its toxins? If you then add to this the decomposition time of two to seven years, it is clear just how important it is to dispose of (even the smallest) waste, which can cause a great deal of damage . Supposed organic waste such as banana and orange peelings remain in the landscape much longer than is often assumed. Those who leave their rubbish in the mountains, leave behind lasting traces that are still visible years later. Together, let's lead by example.

  • Banana or orange peel: 1-3 years
  • Paper tissue: 1-5 years
  • Cigarette butts: 2-7 years
  • Chewing gum: 5 years
  • Tin can: 50-500 years
  • Plastic bottle: 100-5,000 years
  • Plastic bag: 120-1,000 years
  • Aluminium foil: 200-400 years
  • Baby diaper, sanitary napkin: 500-800 years
  • Glass bottle (whole): 4,000-50,000 years - not measurable

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