Hohe Tauern National Park (Carinthia, Salzburg, Tyrol)
http://www.hohetauern.at

The Hohe Tauern National Park covers an area of over 1 800 km² .This means it is the largest Protected Area in Middle Europe and in the Alps. The Park includes areas of the Austrian Provinces of Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol and forms one of the last large areas of undisturbed natural and semi-natural landscapes in the Alps. The Hohe Tauern National Park embraces a range of alpine habitats from montane woodlands to the highest peaks of the Eastern Alps (Grossglockner 3 798 m). Geologically, the Hohe Tauern National Park lies within the so-called ´Tauern Window´, a region of the Alps that is formed mainly from metamorphic rocks. The Hohe Tauern National Park, together with the bordering Nature Park Rieserferner-Ahrn (Autonomous Province of Bozen) and also the bordering Zillertal Alps Nature Park (Tyrol), form the largest spatially integrated nature reserve of the Alps.

 

Hohe Tauern National Park

Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park
(Autonomous Province of Bozen)

http://www.provinz.bz.it

The Nature Park of the Rieserferner-Ahrn covers an area of about 310 km² between the Arhn valley, the Puster valley, the Antholzer valley and the Austrian state border. The Park has common borders with the Hohe Tauern National Park and the high mountain Nature park of the Zillertal Alps. Together they have an area of roughly 2 500 km² and as such constitute the largest complex Nature Reserve area in Europe. Just like the Hohe Tauern National Park this Nature Park also lies within the geological `Tauern Window`. The Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park includes a full spectrum of habitats from the montane spruce forests to the high alpine meadows and rocky landscapes. It has the highest proportion of glaciers of all Nature Parks within South Tyrol.

 

Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park

Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park
(Autonomous Province of Bozen)

http://www.provinz.bz.it

The Nature Park Fanes-Sennes-Prags has an area of about 256 km² and lies between the Garda valley, the Puster valley, the Höhlenstein valley and the political border between South Tyrol and the Province of Belluno in Italy. The landscape of this Nature Park has been moulded primarily on sedimentary rocks such as chalk and dolomite. It contains some of the best karst scenery of the Dolomites. The Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park encompasses large areas of mowed mountain meadows and grazed pastures. In the lower areas the vegetation consists mainly of open woodlands of spruce, larch, stone pine.

 

Fanes-Sennes-Prags
Nature Park

Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park (Province of Belluno, Venice)
http://www.dolomitipark.it

The Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park lies on the southern edge of the Dolomites and has an area of about 320 km². The landscape of the National Park consists partly of karstic higher regions and partly of lower, agriculturally managed alpine forelands. The position of the National Park at the edge of the southern Alps means that the flora and fauna have a strong mediterranean component.

 

 Dolomiti Bellunesi
National Park

Stilfserjoch National Park
(Autonomous Province of Bozen)

http://www.stelviopark.bz.it

The National Park Stilfserjoch lies within the Central Alps and has an area of about 1 350 km² (the part within the South Tyrol project Region is about 520 km²). The area encompases the entire Ortler-Cevedale massiv and its associated valleys. It covers altitudinal zones from the valley bottoms to montane and sub-alpine woodlands and sprawling mountain pastures to the glaciated regions of the mountain peaks (Ortler 3 905 m). In the north the National Park borders directly on the Swiss National Park and in the south on the Adamello Regional Park in Lombardy.

 

 Stilfserjoch National Park

Overview of the parks included within the AQUILALP.NET project

Overview of the Protected Areas included within the AQUILALP.NET Project and their status within the Natura 2000 network.
SPA: registered under the Birds Directive (79/409/EG)
pSCI: registered under the Habitats Directive (92/43/EWG).

Region(s) Area Code(s) Protected Area
Area km²
Type
Carinthia, Salzburg, Tyrol

CAT3301000
CAT3210001
BAT2101000

Hohe Tauern National Park
1 800
pSCI, SPA
Autonomous Province of Bozen IT 3110023
IT 3110024
IT 3110025
Fanes-Sennes-Prags
Nature Park
260
pSCI
pSCI, SPA
pSCI
Autonomous Province of Bozen IT 3110017 Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park
310
pSCI, SPA
Autonomous Province of Bozen IT 3110038
IT 3110028
IT 3110040
Stilfserjoch National Park
530
pSCI, SPA
Provinz of Belluno IT 3230036
IT 3230069
Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park
320
pSCI, SPA
Total Area    
3 225

 

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