National parks of Austria
There are seven national parks in Austria. These parks have a combined area of 2,376 km², which is 2.8% of the total area of Austria. They include each of Austria's most important natural landscape types — alluvial forest, Alpine massif, Pannonian steppe and rocky valleys.
Austria's national parks are:
- Donau-Auen National Park
- Gesäuse National Park
- Hohe Tauern National Park
- Limestone Alps National Park
- Neusiedler See – Seewinkel National Park
- Nock Mountain National Park
- Thayatal National Park
All of Austria's national parks meet ICUN Category II standards with the exception of the Nock Mountain National Park. The parks are managed by contracts between one or more of the federal states and the Austrian government. The financing is shared equally between the Austrian government and the province. The parks provide the public with educational services, information, and leisure activities.
- Nationalparks Austria. "Welcome to Austria’s National Parks" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-05-21.
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2004-01-01). Oecd Environmental Performance Reviews. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. ISBN 92-64-01888-3.
- (German) Nationalparks Austria Official site.