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Respect Nature
Respect Nature

Respect Nature - experience more sustainably

The promotion of sustainable leisure activities in nature is a core issue of Naturefriends, which became even more relevant during the Corona crisis: Different to many other leisure activities, spending time in nature was still possible almost everywhere, the risk of infection outdoors is much lower than indoors, exercise in nature is beneficial to our health and strengthens our immune system, and nature offers a welcome opportunity for a break from our everyday life and for the experience of new things.
The basis for a positive experience in nature are always a largely intact natural environment and the respectful behaviour of visitors – this is the goal of our Respect Nature initiative, which we are implementing as an Austrian pilot project together with the Naturefriends Austria and the Young Naturefriends Austria with the support of the Austrian Federal Forests (Österreichische Bundesforste). We plan to expand the project internationally in the coming years.

Under the slogan #WeRespectNature, our activities focus on "Fair Play in Nature". In addition to awareness-raising activities, regional pilot projects are planned. The aim is to develop concrete approaches to solutions for the conflict areas prevailing in the region together with the landowners.