Titel Dokumentation DialogforenThe series of dialogue boards focusing on the involvement of nature, environmental, leisure, sport and tourism associations in the implementation of the national strategy on biological diversity ihas been completed. A documentation of the outcomes is available in German.

Download: Dokumentation der Dialogforen (German)

Title tourism strategy CarpathiansAt its 4th Conference of the Parties in September 2014, the Parties to the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians (Carpathian Convention) adopted a joint strategy for sustainable tourism development in the mountain region. The project for developing the strategy was supported by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and coordinated by ETE.


Document (1.1 MB, engl.) pdf

Document as brochure (8.5 MB, engl.) pdf

Title Good PracticesFourteen best practices from the seven Carpathian countries show how sustainable tourism development contributes to local communities and helps to preserve the natural and cultural heritage.

Document (4.6 MB, engl.)

Title Training toolThe 'Schulungsmodul Biologische Vielfalt und Tourismus' is a training tool for the capacity building of tour guides which aims at rising the awareness of biodiversity and giving practical guidelines for the implementation of conservation of biodiversity in tourism operations. Additionally, there is an introduction sheet for the training module.

Schulungsmodul (9.6 MB, German)

Begleittext (1.9 MB, German)

Title Code of practiceThe code of practice establishes a basis for optimizing cooperation, tourism projects and tourism products in order to support sustainable forms of nature tourism.


Praxisleitfaden Tourismus und biologische Vielfalt (2.2 MB, German) 

Title Tourism and nature conservationThe brochure introduces best practice examples from the work of the NGOs in the fields of cooperation and environmentally friendly tourism products.


Tourismus und Naturschutz – Gemeinsam für den Erhalt der biologischen Vielfalt (1.1 MB, German) 

Title PrinciplesThe Working Group on Tourism and Biodiversity established general principles on tourism and biodiversity as well as a common strategy to support the National Strategy on Biodiversity.


General Principles: Leitbild zu Tourismus und biologischer Vielfalt (970 KB, German) 

Strategy: Verbändestrategie zur Unterstützung der „Nationalen Strategie zur biologischen Vielfalt“ (1.3 MB, German) 

Title Children's TravelThe brochure gives an overview of sustainable tourism products offered by NGOs for children and young people, being of interest for tour operators specialising on children and youth travel.


Natur erleben und entdecken – Arbeitsmaterialien für Kinder und Jugendliche auf Freizeiten und Reisen (2.2 MB, German) 

Title RecommendationsThe recommendations show how to integrate the needs of conservation of biodiversity into selected tourism and quality labels.


Empfehlungen zur Erweiterung der Kriterien von vier touristischen Labeln um Inhalte zur biologischen Vielfalt (210 KB, German)