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The landscape that moves CIPRA

Focussing on the alpine landscape: The 2019 annual report of CIPRA International (c) Ardalan/Unsplash

From a Slovenian mountain pass, via a dying glacier in Switzerland, to a French shepherd's path: in its Annual Report 2019 CIPRA International shows how landscapes and their stories move people.

Mountain peaks, forest edges, riverbanks: the Alpine landscape reflects past and present, creates identity, offers space for recreation, is home or a place of longing. Especially in times of crisis, when contacts with others are missing, shops are closed and events are cancelled, many people rediscover the landscape. It offers moments of relaxation where they can exhale, exercise and recharge their batteries. In its Annual Report 2019, CIPRA International examines the relationship between humans and landscape and is committed to protecting it.

When people relate to their environment, they take responsibility for it. At numerous events in the Alps CIPRA International has invited young adults, experts, as well as concerned and interested people to experience landscapes. In March, for example, at the opening of the SceneAlps theme book “Landscape is negotiable” in Vaduz/LI, interested parties discussed the changes to the landscape in Liechtenstein. In August, a group of young adults set out on foot to experience the Vršič Pass in Slovenia. In Switzerland, activists bivouacked below the Trift glacier in protest against a planned reservoir.

Protecting habitats for wild bees, switching from cars to buses or bicycles, recognising the strength of cultural diversity, discovering stories about landscapes, making the Alpine region climate-neutral by 2050: discover these and other projects and activities of CIPRA International in its Annual Report 2019.

The Annual Report is available in all Alpine languages in print or as a pdf file from CIPRA International on +423 237 53 53, or www.cipra.org/jahresberichte.