Save the Date: Day for the Protection of the Alps – May 3, 2024

Save the Date: Day for the Protection of the Alps – May 3, 2024
Mountain Wilderness Germany Takes Action: Celebrating This Year's Day for the Protection of the Alps – photo: Mountain Wilderness Germany

Mark your calendars for May 3rd, 2024, and join us for the "Day for the Protection of the Alps". Initiated by Feldring, Protect Our Winters Austria (POW), and #aufstehn, this day has become a crucial part of the Protect Alpine Nature (PAN) network's annual efforts.

Each year, PAN members and partner organizations orchestrate impactful actions and events to enhance awareness, stimulate dialogue, and spearhead conservation efforts across the Alpine region.

Why This Day Matters

The Alps are not only breathtaking natural wonders but also regions rich in ecological diversity, hosting fragile ecosystems and some of the last expanses of wilderness in the heart of Europe. Facing threats from climate change, environmental degradation, and overuse, it is imperative to act now to preserve these landscapes for future generations.

This dedicated day helps to bring international attention to the challenges the Alps face and unites efforts across borders to promote sustainable management and protection.

"We are convinced that the preservation of undisturbed natural landscapes and the promotion of biodiversity are an important part of climate action." – Christina Stahl, POW Austria

Event Program Innsbruck

  • Press Conference – 10:00 AM
    Start the day at our press conference, where PAN representatives along with esteemed NGO partners such as ÖAV, Naturfreunde, WWF, and Global 2000 will discuss the current threats to our alpine environment. Concurrently, members will engage in various activities ranging from on-site protests to educational nature hikes, emphasizing our commitment to Alpine protection.
  • Exhibition Opening – 16:00 PM
    Immerse yourself in an art exhibition at the Studio of Aria Sadr-Salek, located at Gallerie Herzog-Otto Straße 8, 6020 Innsbruck, just above the Café "Moustache". The exhibition will showcase artistic interpretations of the human relationship with the Alpine environment.
  • Evening Get-Together – 19:00 PM
    Wind down the day at the Patagonia Store with our vibrant community. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the people behind the organizations and celebrate our collective efforts in protecting the Alps. Enjoy an evening filled with live music, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and the chance to screen print your own T-shirts with exclusive PAN designs for free (please bring your own textiles).

Join the Community

The "Day for the Protection of the Alps" is not only about raising awareness; it's about celebrating a movement. By joining us, you become part of a dedicated community that's committed to making a lasting difference in how we care for our alpine spaces. This is a perfect opportunity to connect with and possibly join one of our many groups that all share a passion for protecting alpine nature.

For further details check the dedicated event page.

Stay tuned for updates on the actions we've undertaken for the Day for the Protection of the Alps. We’ll be sharing highlights and insights both here on our website and across our social media platforms once the event is over.

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