Ecoregion SKAT

Since January 2020 the Donau-Auen National Park is also project partner in the cross-border project "Ecoregion SKAT". The project is co-financed within the framework of the INTERREG V-A SK-AT cooperation programme and runs until the end of 2022. The main objectives include intensified, transnational cooperation between nature conservation actors as well as the improvement and development of ecotouristic educational offers for the Morava-Danube Region with the involvement of the local population in Austria and Slovakia.

The Lower Austrian State Exhibition 2022 in the castle “Marchegg” will take place under the motto "Expedition Marchfeld - Experience Nature without Borders" and offers an excellent platform for the presentation of the project results and cross-border cooperation. For the Donau-Auen National Park, Ecoregion SKAT means continuing to be active beyond the national park and national borders. In cooperation with “Region Marchfeld”, valuable habitats and nature treasures outside the national park are compiled and presented in the course of the exhibition. An education for nature guides and national park rangers, provides nature enthusiasts the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and guide guests of the Lower Austrian State Exhibition to the natural treasures of the region.

In a course for nature educators and national park rangers, those interested in nature are given the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and guide guests of the Lower Austrian State Exhibition to the natural treasures of the region. In addition, cross-border activities of the National Park school cooperations and Junior Ranger Camps are promoted through excursions to Slovakian natural sites and student exchanges. A study on natural resources outside the protected areas provides an impulse for nature conservation initiatives in the region. Workshops and nature walks in communities aim to involve and sensibilise the local population.

Other project partners in Austria are the region Marchfeld and the Neusiedler See - Seewinkel National Park . Project partners in Slovakia are the Bratislava Self-Governing District (BSK), the State Nature Conservation Agency (SNC) and DAPHNE (NGO for environmental education).

More information in the project video