The national park administration is obliged to carry out its tasks in accordance to a management plan. The management plan for the Donau-Auen National Park is a federal states cross-border strategic document for a planning period of 10 years (2019-2028) and covers the entire range of tasks of the national park management.
The management plan has been valid for Lower Austria since the beginning of 2019, for the Viennese part of the National Park the legislative process was completed by summer 2019. Game regulation and fisheries will continue to be regulated in the province of Vienna with separate ordinances, the Hunting and Fisheries Management Plans.
The Management Plan is divided into three parts.
Part I is the core document of the management plan. Based on the long-term general guidelines of the Donau-Auen National Park and its specific framework conditions as well as a status report on the development of the National Park until 2018, 31 strategic objectives for all operating areas of the National Park administration will be developed for the management period 2019-28. In Part II, objectives and measures for key management areas are more comprehensively derived, substantiated and further specified on the basis of the definitions in Part I.
Part III contains detailed regulations for recreational use in the national park. The eleven annexes contain five maps, the fishing regulations including the Special Territorial Provisions (for Lower Austria) as well as the recommendations and mission statements of National Parks Austria underlying the management plan.
Part I is available for download in English