Lake Neusiedl National Park

Region

Europe

Country

Australia

Flyway

Black sea-Mediterranean flyway

Initiative

WLI Oceania

About

Lake Neusiedl National Park

Funding support: State (Austria), Province (Burgenland)

Number of staff: 10 (Visitor Centre), 32 (National Park, including Visitor Centre)

Number of visitors per year: ca. 40.000 (Visitor Centre), ca. 700.000 (National Park)

Overall aims of the centre

Overall aims of a National Park: Nature conservation through research and monitoring, habitat management, ecotourism, education.

Description of the centre

The National Park’s size is ca. 100 square kilometres (Austrian part), the building’s size is ca. 1.700 square metres

Work Areas

Main CEPA work areas

General information of local people and stakeholders in the area, (pre-)information of visitors, visitors programmes (tourism and education)

Top three successes

Habitat management

Research

Ecotourism and environmental education

Top three challenges

Our study groups come from all parts of Europe, but mainly from CEE states.

Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools;

Visitor centres

Setting up a new visitor centre; Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre; Building / maintaining structures

Participation

Working with disabled people; Engaging hard-to-reach groups; Engaging young people; Engaging the local community;

Education and communication

Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials

General

PR and marketing; Running effective administration; Fund-raising; Project planning.