National Parks

Mountains and yellow flowers
(c)Fabian Dalpiaz
A big bird at the water catches a fish
(c)WWF Jari Peltomaki

six National Parks
one common voice

Joint association

The umbrella organisation of National Parks Austria combines the many voices of the National Park landscape into a choir: acting in concert through the Management Board, comprised of the directors of the eight Austrian National Park administrations, the non-profit association has promoted the dynamic development of the protected areas and implemented joint projects as well as the well-publicised communication of shared concerns since 2011.
Close cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility and Technology (BMK) gives the common voice an additional boost.

Support is also provided by the National Park Advisory Board, made up of representatives of regional states and NGOs, which constitutes a consultative and evaluative body.

(c)NPHT Rofner
Bird flight in the Neusiedler See - Seewinkel National Park.
(c)Sebastian Freiler


Vision & Mission

Our Vision:
We aim to anchor the Austrian National Parks as a shared heritage in people’s hearts and minds and thereby to strengthen the desire for a life more in tune with nature.

Our Mission:
Through far-sighted vision, expertise, strength of character and passion, we will ensure that future generations will also take pride in our natural resources.

Tree with the sun in the background
(c)Claudia Ebner

strong commitment
to mother nature

Our duties and responsibilities

The responsibilities of National Parks Austria are closely associated with the objectives and obligations of the domestic National Parks. Accelerating research cooperation, strengthening environmental education and public relations activities to serve the idea of the national park – in accordance with the requirements of the Austrian National Park Strategy form the focal points of the association’s activities.


(c)Rupert Kogler

Supported by the Federal Government and the European Union.

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Our National Parks

Our parks are diverse, just like nature itself: profiles of the six National Parks in Austria

Our National Park Rangers

Employed in the service of nature: our National Park rangers are fervent ambassadors of nature and species conservation.

Scholarships & National Park Commitment

As a source of inspiration, research area and contact point for voluntary commitment, the Austrian National Parks establish various options to experience nature.

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