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YOUth FOR NATURE at Gesäuse National Park


Mit YOUth FOR NATURE sollen alle naturbegeisterten Menschen, die sich für Umweltprojekte engagieren möchten und zwischen 15 und 29 Jahre alt sind, angesprochen werden. Gemeinsam mit Gleichgesinnten können eigene Projekte initiiert und mit Unterstützung des Nationalpark Gesäuse umgesetzt werden. Für die finanzielle Unterstützung sorgt die Grazer Wechselseitige bzw. deren Jugendmarke „GRAWE sidebyside“.

You want to join in?

Contact the national park

YOUth FOR NATURE löst den ehemaligen Jugendbeirat des Nationalparks Gesäuse ab.


NPG -side by side

Fabian Gruber

living in: Ardning
born: 1997
education: student
personal connection to Gesäuse National Park: The National Park delivers different attractions for nature lovers like me.

Heinz Peterherr Jugendbeirat Sabrina Graf 18_ NPG-min

Sabrina Graf

living in: Hall bei Admont
born: 1993
job: marketing & sales expert
Personal connection to Gesäuse National Park: From my early ages on I developed the Gesäuse National Park.


Marius Hollinger

living in: Admont
born: 2001
education: civil servant
Personal Connection to Gesäuse National Park: The area of Gesäuse National Park and especially its rocks are like my second living room.


Vanessa Hollinger

living in: Graz/Admont
born: 1997
education: primary school teacher
Personal connection to Gesäuse National Park: I grew up in Admont and since I live in the city of Graz for my studies, my fascination for the National Park kept growing.

Umgesetzte Projekte

März 2023


Der Jugendbeirat startet 2023 mit vielen neuen Projekten, neuen Mitgliedern und einigen Änderungen. Eine wesentliche Veränderung betrifft unseren Namen. Gemeinsam wurde beschlossen „YOUth FOR NATURE“ als neuen Namen festzulegen. Dieser findet sich zukünftig auch in unserem neuen Logo wieder. YOUth FOR NATURE löst somit den ehemaligen Jugendbeirat des Nationalparks Gesäuse ab.


Stacking stones

Due to the Corona pandemic, many children have been unable to participate in any or few outdoor events over the past two years. For the most part, gym classes or participation in sporting events was also not possible. In discussions with educators, the lack of physical activity among children during the Corona pandemic was a recurring theme. The Youth Advisory Council decided to address this issue and to help the partner kindergarten and the partner elementary school in Admont with exercise-promoting teaching materials.


Interesting facts from the world of ticks

Tick monitoring

At the end of October 2020, the first tick monitoring in the Gesäuse National Park was launched and supported by the Youth Advisory Council. For this, 9 sites at different altitudes and exposures were sampled for ticks. In total, 197 passes were made and 422 ticks were collected. In addition, data on weather, time of day, temperature, and humidity were collected at ground level and at 130 cm. The sampling was carried out by interns and rangers of the National Park and ended in October 2021. The ticks were then sent to AGES for determination. In addition, the distribution of tick species related to season and altitude will be evaluated.


Nature education in a playful way

Endemiten malbuch

Already in 2017 to 2019, a project on photography and identification of endemic insects and arachnids was supported by the GRAWE sidebyside Youth Advisory Council. This year, the focus was on the creative implementation and communication of the topic "endemics". The result is a coloring book with endemic species from the Gesäuse, enriched with little knowledge bites. Each species is presented with an ability that distinguishes it from others. The coloring book is intended to serve as a tool for nature and environmental education staff when teaching children about nature.


A children's book from pictures of photo traps

Der ganze Wald sucht nach Therehsa

With this book, the photos of the photo traps that are set up in the Gesäuse National Park should no longer remain closed to children and parents. The photo traps help to find out how the animals of our forest behave when they feel unobserved. With the story "The whole forest is looking for TheREHsa", the theme of safety is brought to the fore and the book also aims to raise awareness of environmental protection. The book is available at the Infobüro Admont.


the little crawling

The winning pictures were awarded prizes at the Lichtbildgipfel Gesäuse on April 26, 2018. Our jury was very impressed by the quality of the pictures and the passion of the nature photographers.
Vielen Dank an unseren Sponsor GRAWE sidebyside, der uns beim Wettbewerb unterstützt hat und sich auch an der Jurierung der Bilder beteiligt hat. Wir bedanken uns bei Olympus, Dachstein und Nationalpark Gesäuse für die Zurverfügungstellung der Sachpreise. Großer Dank gilt allen Fotograf:innen, sowie den Spezialist:innen, die sich an der Bestimmung der eingereichten Tierchen beteiligt haben!


lynx monitoring

For several years now, lynx from the neighbouring Kalkalpen National Park have been regularly spotted in Gesäuse National Park. The presence of the cat is confirmed by means of photo traps and individual specimen have even been identified. Besides these shy felines, other animals are also captured on photos. It remains to be seen which pictures will be taken there.
Service of the youth advisory board: Financing of 3 cameras. Development of a children's story with the pictures of animal from the photo traps.


Gesäuse National Park Podcast

Since 2018 the broadcasts of the National Park Radio are not only available online(Cultural Broadcasting Archive)but also as podcasts on various channels. Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud .
Service of the Youth Advisory Council: Editing broadcasts and podcasts.


biotope maintenance

In the summer of 2017, the Youth Advisory Council organized a campaign on neophyte management.
Young people from the Admont Refugee Home assisted in repressing invasive species for one day.
We’d like to thank the partner companies Gesäuse Perle and Hallerbäck for the donations as well as the market town of Admont with former Mayor Hermann Watzl.
Service of the youth advisory council: organization, payment of the auxiliary staff, press work.



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Wir bedanken uns für die großzügige Unterstützung des Projekts bei GRAWE sidebyside.