International Colloquium on Protected Areas

International Colloquium: 15 June 2007; 9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

University of Klagenfurt, Hörsaal 10

  • Biodiversity
    • Regine HRADETZKY (Austria): Managing small cultural landscape areas - a new approach for integrative conservation of biodiversity
    • Sunita CHAUDARY (Nepal): The Ganges River Dolphins in Koshi River (Nepal) – status and threats
  • Visitors
    • Martin HARTMANN (Austria): A Professional Ranger Service for Austrian National Parks – steps towards an integral job description
    • Meldra LANGENFELDE (Latvia): Accessibility in protected areas – the example of Gauja National Park (Latvia)
    • Lisbeth ZECHNER (Austria): Visitor management and monitoring – the case study of Gesaeuse National Park (Austria)
  • Law
    • Joanna BORG (Malta): An Analysis of the Implementation of Article 6(3) and (4) of the Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43/EEC) in Malta
    • Christine FEHR (Switzerland): New parks in Switzerland - comment from the NGO point of view
  • Management Effectiveness
    • VISOTSCHNIG-BRUCKSCHWAIGER Renate (Austria): Management Effectiveness during the Planning Phase of Marine Protected Areas
    • NAKARMI Ganga (Nepal): Evaluation of management effectiveness – a case study from Chitwan National Park (Nepal)
    • PFLEGER Bernd (Austria): Evaluation of the management effectiveness of Central European protected areas. A critical revision of the “Parks in Peril” Site Consolidation Scorecard
  • Finances
    • Barbara MÜLLER (Austria): How to think about sponsorship in your protected area - a rough guide for managers
    • Laszlo POTOZKY (Romania): Small Grants as Effective Financing Tools for Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation in Transition Countries (The case of Romania)
  • Economy
    • Thomas SCHUH (Austria): What business should learn from, in and with nature.” Seminarprogramme on bionic management and sustainability at the Dürrenstein Wilderness Area (Austria)
    • Arpine JENDEREDJIAN (Armenia): Potential analysis for new tourist offers – the case study of Sevan National Park (Armenia)
    • Lila TIMILSINA (Nepal): Contribution of Buffer Zone Management on Livelihood Support. A case study from Chitwan National Park, Nepal
  • Quality
    • Christine KLENOVEC (Austria): USP creation in Nature Parks - a guideline for Austria and Germany
    • Birgit KOCH (Austria): Quality criterion for Nature Parks – the example of Tyrol
  • Involvement
    • Christian-Remus PAPP (Romania): Feasibility check of the designation of a Transboundary Protected Area between Romania and Hungary (the example of Carei Plain and Batorliget)
    • GLATZ Susanne: Involving resident people in a Park´s management – the example “River of no Return” (USA)

Klagenfurt Days of Protected Areas: June, 13th – 15th

The first MSc-programme “Management of Protected Areas” is coming to an end. After two years of extensive work the participants finalise their theses. Michael Getzner, director of the programme, considers these theses to be “innovative, international state of the art and very practical”.

The young professionals will present their work in an international colloquium in Klagenfurt. The theses cover a variety of topics:

  • Biodiversity
  • Visitors
  • Law
  • Management effectiveness
  • Finances
  • Economy
  • Quality
  • Involvement

The colloquium is framed by the “Klagenfurt Days of Protected Areas”, a forum for personalities working in and for Protected Areas. Some ten meetings and conferences will be held between June 13th and 15th.

“Klagenfurt Days of Protected Areas” - Selected activities

  • Cipra – Conference: “Management alpiner Schutzgebiete”; 13 June: excursion to Logarska Dolina; 14 June: Conference in Klagenfurt; contact:
  • Conference: “Managing Networks of Protected Areas”, regional conference of the Project PANet ( 14 June, Klagenfurt, contact:
  • International Colloquium on Protected Areas: Participants of the MSc-programme present their theses and defend them against the international audience: 15 June, Klagenfurt, contact: (

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