National Parks Austria & Hohe Tauern National Park invite you to present your latest protected areas research at the 6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas, 2-4 November 2017.


At this symposium researchers, protected areas managers, as well as individuals from government,
business, non-governmental organisations and the general public, who are interested in protected areas,
may present and discuss topics which are highly significant for protected areas and are currently taken up
by research. The manifold aspects of the interrelation between protection aims, protected area
management and the impacts on nature, society and the regional economy in times of transition form the
general thematic base of this international conference, held every four years since 1996.

Six of Austria’s most ecologically valuable regions have been designated as national parks. They reflect
the great diversity of this Central European country: high mountains, forests, water and riparian marshes,
and steppes. Austria is part of two biogeographic regions: the Alpine and the continental, and most of the
Austrian national parks are part of two important regional networks for protected areas: ALPARC and
DanubePARKS. In close cooperation with these regional networks, and supported by scientific institutions,
we are looking for entries across the entire geographic region from the Western Alps to the Danube Delta.

Call for contributions
You are invited to submit presentations for the themed sessions no later than 13 March 2017.

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