Invitation: Innsbruck becomes a pioneer of national park gardens, 17 June at 10:00, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum

Reward for the pioneering role of GLOBAL 2000

Vienna / Innsbruck (OTS) Innsbruck has been campaigning for years for concrete measures for the conservation of biodiversity. So, already flowering meadows have been created in the provincial capital, glyphosate is completely distributed, other pesticides and artificial fertilizers have been reduced to a minimum. This is largely in line with the recently launched GLOBAL 2000 Initiative Nationalpark Garten, which encourages gardeners and municipalities to contribute to species conservation.
Because of its commitment to the environment and biodiversity, GLOBAL 2000 Innsbruck is the first pioneer community of national park gardens and awards the commemorative plaque to Mayor Georg Willi's press conference.

"Innsbruck has long been portrayed as an innovative and natural city in terms of biodiversity, protecting both butterflies and co, while significantly improving the quality of life for humans, especially in Innsbruck, where As space is limited, a colorful design of open spaces brings significant benefits to nature and to humans, "says Dominik Linhard, biodiversity expert at GLOBAL 2000 and initiator of the National Park Garden.

10:00 Kick off to the Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum
– Georg Willi, Mayor of Innsbruck
– Dominik Linhard, biologist and initiator of GLOBAL 2000 National Park Gardens
– Wolfgang Meighörner, Director of the Tyrolean Provincial Museums
– Peter Morass, Head of the Vertebrate Division, Provincial Museums of Tyrol

Moderation: Thomas Geiger, GLOBAL 2000 Press Officer

10:45 Departure for the SFZ to Hall in Tyrol, visit of the Magerwiesen
(a bus is ready for the press in front of the Landesmuseum)
– Peter Morass, Head of the Vertebrate Division, Provincial Museums of Tyrol
– Team Collection and Research Center of the Provincial Museums of Tyrol with Andreas Eckelt, Benjamin Wiesmair, Michael Thalinger
– Dominik Linhard, biologist and initiator of GLOBAL 2000 National Park Gardens
– Johannes Rüdisser, cash researcher at the University of Innsbruck, initiator of the monitoring butterfly

Return from the Hall in Tirol collection and research center to Innsbruck city center: 11.45 am

A million species in the world are currently threatened with extinction. And who thinks it would be different in green Austria, he is mistaken. For example, the hare has lost 60% of its population and the number of birds, fish, mammals, amphibians and reptiles has decreased by an average of 70% over the past 30 years. Experts believe that the number of dead insects in Germany also applies to Austria. Today, up to 76% of the insects recorded in 1989 are missing.

To address this, the Global 2000 Conservation Organization opened the National Park Garden. Anyone who owns a garden, balcony or terrace and respects certain rules of the game can transform their oasis of greenery into a national park. You can share the pictures of your own garden at Thus, the National Park Garden has already protected more than 1.1 million square meters.

Simply by decorating your garden or at least a corner naturally. This means: no use of synthetic chemical pesticides, no use of synthetic mineral fertilizers, no use of peat-containing substrates and creation of biodiversity areas – in in other words, let nature be lost there.

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Surveys and contact:

Thomas Geiger, GLOBAL 2000 Press Officer, 0699 14 2000 20

Dominik Linhard, GLOBAL 2000 Expert on Biodiversity, 0699 14 2000 21