flowering meadow

Infothek biodiversity

What does biodiversity mean? What can everyone contribute to the protection of biodiversity? Every contribution is important!

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And tell us what your are doing to preserve biodiversity.

Greater White-fronted Geese are so-called "winterers" in Austria. Copyright by Toivo Lagerweija. freeimages.

Animals in autumn and winter!

Many animals migrate in autumn (and spring) from their summer habitats to - mostly - more southern winter habitats. Others have adapted to the lower food supply in winter. Find out what all this has to do with the Austrian Ecolabel here.

„Plastic Planet“ – in every sphere we find plastic residues!  Copyright gilderm. freeimages.

Microplastics is everywhere

Numerous analyses around the globe detect microplastics in water, soil and air, but also in food, cosmetics and cleaning products. Let's talk about microplastics!

Spring at the Wienerwald. Copyright by Josef E. Galdberger.

Important step for a collective biodiversity strategy 2030

A commission of high-ranking experts met for the first time on July 14, 2021, to discuss the new draft of the Biodiversity Strategy 2030 for Austria - first and unique, the open, participatory process behind it!

The moor of Heidenreichstein at the Prügelsteg (Lower Austria). Copyright by Horst Dolak.

Protect natural cycles!

Peatlands are among the most endangered habitats in Europe. They are home to highly specialized animals and plants, are huge reservoirs of greenhouse gases and have an aesthetic as well as spiritual value!

Crocus at the Koralm. Copyright by Robert Erhart.

Out into nature - but properly!

The first spring flowers are blooming and with them the hope for an early relaxation of the Corona measures. The past few months have probably not been easy for anyone. Home office, distance learning, predominantly digital communication - a lot of time spent at home and in front of screens. As we saw last year, this is an ideal breeding ground. A breeding ground for desire... for freedom, self-determination, real experiences. So it's no wonder that more and more people are drawn to exactly where they can find that: in nature.

Camping Au an der Donau Flower meadows. Copyright by Camping Au an der Donau.

Green Camping

After the lock down, many people are drawn back out into nature - a holiday at an eco-labelled campsite in Austria offers good conditions for this.

close to nature garden

Nature-oriented gardening without chemicals

Many synthetic chemical pesticides have a negative effect on human health as well as on animals and plants. Good gardening without chemicals starts with the choice of plants and relies on natural cycles and eco-labelled products.

female house sparrow

Biodiversity - wildlife conservation around the building

New construction - renovation - climate protection and species conservation on the building? Now it's time to get wild!

Michael Moll. dieweltenbummler.de

biodiversity - measures at buildings

New construction - renovation - climate protection - biodiversity at the building? These are not contradictions, but potential synergies!

small tortoiseshell at eryngium. Copyright by Jaresm. Free Images.

biodiversity at 2021!

What does biodiversity mean? The Austrian Ecolabel takes a look at this frequently used term and will increasingly deal with it in 2021.

Black Stork.

Take a deep breath, experience, enjoy & learn part II

... You have already been to the presented eco-labelled educational institutions? Very good, then we will continue with the next highlights right here! This time we are going to the highest mountain in Austria and to night hunters in the Thayatal.

Gesäuse entry

Take a deep breath, experience, enjoy & learn

Out at last! The days are getting longer and warmer, our longing for adventures and experiences in nature is growing. The national parks awarded with the Austrian Ecolabel and the nature park Sparbach offer a variety of possibilities for young and old.

Felsenbirne in Blüte

Nature niche home garden: tips for natural gardening

The current low temperatures should not obscure the fact that spring is approaching in giant steps. A few sunny days are enough and we can enjoy snowdrops, crocuses and the first flowers of the fruit trees.