National Focal Points

Young swans
Photo: BMLRT / Friedmann Maria

The experts in the nature conservation departments of the offices of the provincial governments are important contact persons for questions concerning the implementation of the Ramsar Convention.

In Austria, nature conservation affairs fall within the competence of the Federal Provinces. The experts in the nature conservation departments of the offices of the provincial governments are important contact persons for questions concerning the implementation of the Ramsar Convention.

 The representatives of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT) coordinate the Austria-wide implementation of the Ramsar Convention. They represent Austria’s position in the Standing Committee and in the Conferences of the Contracting Parties.

Among others, the following Focal Points are responsible for the implementation of the Ramsar Convention in Austria:
 

Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT)
Directorate I/6 Flood Risk Management
Gerhard Schwach
Marxergasse 2
A-1030 Vienna

Chairman of the National RAMSAR Committee
Wolfgang W. PELIKAN
Lecturer at the Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

National Focal Point for the Ramsar Scientific and Technical Review Panel
a.o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gert Michael Steiner
University of Vienna
Employee representative 
A-1010 Vienna

Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA)

Austrian Focal Point
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT)
Directorate I/6 Flood Risk Management
Gerhard Schwach
Marxergasse 2
A-1030 Vienna

NGO Focal Point
Naturschutzbund Österreich
Birgit Mair-Markart
Museumsplatz 2
A-5020 Salzburg

Nature conservation departments of the Federal Provinces

Municipal Administration Department of Vienna
MA 22 Environmental Protection - Nature Conservation, Geodata and Mobility
Dresdner Straße 45
A-1200 Vienna
Email

Office of the Provincial Government of Burgenland
Dept. V, Unit Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection
Europaplatz 1
A-7000 Eisenstadt
Email

Office of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria
Dept. Nature Conservation
Landhausplatz 1, Haus 16
A-3109 St. Pölten
Email

Office of the Provincial Government of Upper Austria
Dept. Nature Conservation
Bahnhofplatz 1
A-4021 Linz
Email

Office of the Provincial Government of Salzburg
Dept. 5 Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection, Trade
P.O. Box 527
A-5010 Salzburg
Email

Office of the Provincial Government of Styria
Dept. 13 Environment and Land-Use Planning
Stempfergasse 7
A-8010 Graz
Email

Arge NATURSCHUTZ (for the Federal Province of Carinthia)
Gasometergasse 10
A-9020 Klagenfurt
Email

Office of the Provincial Government of Tyrol
Dept. Environmental Protection
Eduard Wallnöfer Platz 3
A-6020 Innsbruck
Email

Office of the Provincial Government of Vorarlberg
Dept. Environmental Protection
Landhaus
A-6901 Bregenz
Email

Naturschutzverein Rheindelta
Im Böschen 25
A-6971 Hard
Email

Nature conservation organisations (selection)

Arge NATURSCHUTZ

BirdLife Österreich

Naturschutzbund Österreich

Österreichische Naturschutzjugend

WWF Österreich


Land-owners (selection)

Österreichische Bundesforste AG (Austrian Federal Forests)