Our current news and information
Our current news and information
Yesterday, we successfully carried out the 2nd part of the educational workshop in the framework of the Geopark annual topic - WETLANDS - into nature with boots, which was carried out within the INTERREG Alpine Space project I-SWAMP
Within the I-SWAMP project, the Geopark Karawanken-Karavanke aims to contribute to the conservation of small alpine wetlands and to raise awareness about the importance of wetlands for nature and people. Therefore, we are implementing activities together with municipalities, volunteers, stakeholders and external expert to preserve these wetlands for the future.
Are you interested in ecology, biodiversity and conservation? Intrigued by the fascinating wetland ecosystems in the Alps?
We were delighted to welcome representatives from the Biokovo-Imotski Lakes Geopark – Croatia for their study visit. The presentation, constructive debate, pleasant socializing, and shared interests resulted in improved cooperation and the signing of cooperation agreements between our organizations.
In the framework of the 26th Slovenian Geologists' Consultation which took place on December 1st 2023, we presented together with the Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation the ongoing projects we are implementing in our Geopark: Humanita (INTERREG Central Europe), I-Swamp (INTERREG Alpine Space) and GreenTour (INTERREG SI-AT).
We are proud and delighted to announce that the Karawanken-Karavanke UNESCO Global Geopark, in its still young existence, was nominated for the "European Green Pioneer of Smart Tourism" award this year.
Hosted by the University of Žilina – our Interreg Central Europe project partners gathered in the heart of the National Park Malá Fatra. The Chleb area, one of the pilot sites, was the highlight of our visit. We witnessed the area's beauty and the impact of soil erosion on the trails.
The President of the Karavanke UNESCO Global Geopark, Dr. Tomaž Rožen, signed today at the Štatemberg Manor the contract on the co-funding of the new INTERREG SI-AT project with the acronym "GreenTour". With this project, the Geopark will set measurable objectives and clear impacts for future-oriented tourism development in this bilateral European area of the future over the next three years!
Last week, we proudly hosted in our cross-border Geopark, a Secondary school of Freamunde, Paços de Ferreira, near Porto – working on an ERASMUS project "Approaching sustainable development through Geoparks".
This school year, the Geopark Karavanke will continue to be "Fun, educational and no chore", especially with your help. In the school year 2023/24 we are launching a new Theme of the Geopark Karavanke: "Wetlands - into nature with boots".
We're delighted to share the highlights from our recent seminar held on September 24th, 2023, at the Smrekovec mountain alpine hut in the frame of the Interreg Alpine Space Project I-SWAMP.
Karawanken-Karavanke UNESCO Global Geopark participated at 10th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks, which took place last week in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.
Almost 2 weeks ago, the 14 municipalities of the Karawanken-Karavanke UNESCO Global Geopark were hit by a devastating natural disaster. Heavy rain caused flooded houses, whole villages were flooded and covered with debris. Numerous mudslides and landslides were also the result of this heavy rain. Many slopes are still in motion and endanger the living and economic space of the Geopark. People have lost their homes, businesses their economic existence, destroyed roads and bridges have severed important connections.
Within the framework of the project activities in the frame of Interreg Alpine Space Project I-SWAMP, the Karawanken-Karavanke UNESCO Global Geopark, together with an external expert E.C.O Institute of Ecology, started with the removal of invasive plant species (Solidago, bamboo, …) at project sites in the Municipality of Lavamünd and at the lake Pirkdorfer See.
Yesterday we were allowed to present our activities on the European Green deal in the framework of the European Future Dialogues and share them with other cross-border regions from all over Europe.
The brand new viewing platform at the Wildensteiner waterfall is officially open. The famous excursion destination and natural jewel in the municipality of Gallizien in the Karawanken-Karavanke UNESCO Global Geopark is absolutely worth seeing.
Yesterday, at the Geopark Management Center in Tichoja, we successfully implemented the 2nd part of the educational workshop within the Geopark annual topic "NEOOHYTE - friend or foe?"
As part of the Geopark Karawanken-Karavanke annual school topic "NEOPHYTE - enemies or friends?" an educational workshop for teachers and educators will take place on 25th of May 2023 at 14:00 pm at the Geopark Management Centre in Tichoja in the framework of the Interreg Alpine Space project I-SWAMP.
Partners of the project met in Bükk National Park in Hungary on April 17th to 19th 2023 at the project’s kick-off meeting.
Many school groups visit the Geo.Dom on the Petzen