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Prix Wilderness: Award for nature- and environment-minded mountain tours

Aug 14, 2003 / alpMedia
For the fourth time keepwild!, the specialist environmental department for trend sports of Mountain Wilderness Switzerland, together with the Save the Mountains Foundation, is awarding the Prix Wilderness for Trend Sports.
Up until September 30 non-commercial providers in the mountaineering sector can submit their current tour programme on the theme of the "nature- and environment-minded pursuit of sports and leisure activities in the mountains". The award is endowed with 5000 Swiss francs.
The selection criteria cover a range of topics such as: Do the tours include raising awareness of environmental issues? Is the duration of the stay in the mountains proportional to the travel involved in getting there? Is public transport used to reach the destination? Does the tour convey a notion of nature beyond that of relief energy and a backdrop for sporting pursuits?
The projects are intended to play a pioneering role in preserving the last areas of wilderness in the mountains. The Prix Wilderness aims to publicise projects worth emulating, to motivate dedicated people to persevere with their efforts, and to make known to a broad section of the public the concerns involved in preserving an intact mountain environment.
Information and competition: (de)