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Volunteering in the Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park

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May 23, 2013

Volunteering in the Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park

Ever wanted to experience life as a farmer or ranger and become an integral part of the nature park family? The Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park now offers volunteering opportunities.

The Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park stretches across 379km?, reaching from 1,000m to 3,509m. As one of the most spectacular national parks in Austria, the mountains feature narrow gorges that spread into glacial valleys and their tributaries, with steep rock walls, summits and glaciers. Here you are sure to find grand views and unforgettable hiking and mountaineering adventures.

The park is constantly monitored by the federal state of Tirol, the Austrian Alpine Association, responsible communities and the tourist associations of Mayrhofen and Tux-Finkenberg. The collective aim is to preserve the natural environment of the park and support tourism within its boundaries. A wide variety of programmes are offered at the park, including guided hikes and themed walks. There are also three interesting permanent exhibitions that are very informative and fun for the whole family.

The Nature Park is now looking for those who would like to use their volunteering spirit towards the service of nature. Put your energy to a good cause: volunteer and spend a few days of your holidays at the Nature Park and help with the daily tasks. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to come face to face with Austria?s scenic beauty at its most imposing whilst contributing to the preservation of the area at the same time.

Protected Forest Project in Ginzling
Selective reforestation of steep mountain slopes is an important safeguard to counteract natural hazards such as avalanches. As a volunteer you would be conserving protected forests and planting young trees above the mountaineering village of Ginzling.

  • When: 2nd to 9th June 2013
  • Volunteering: 3rd and 4th June
  • Price: Seven-night stay with breakfast starting from EUR 278
  • Accommodation: in one of these Nature Park partner businesses

 

Protecting Mountain Meadows
The sunny, flower-filled mountain meadows at 1,800m above sea level are an alpine heritage which is threatened by scrubland encroachment. Help to protect the unique biodiversity by cutting back local pine and wild shrubs.

  • When: 14th to 21st July 2013
  • Volunteering: 15th and 16th 2013
  • Price: Seven-night stay with breakfast starting from EUR 266
  • Accommodation: in one of these Nature Park partner businesses

 

More information:
Martina Jamnig, Austrian National Tourist Office, Tel: 020-7440 3840, E-Mail: martina.jamnig@austria.info,
newsroom-uk.austria.info

Sabine Katschke, Zillertal Tourismus GmbH, Tel.: +43-5288 87187, E-Mail: sabine.katschke@zillertal.at, www.zillertal.at

 

Source: Austrian National Tourist Office

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