The Rhaetic Triangle
Biodiversity assessment: WWF is conducting a transnational biodiversity assessment of the Rhaetic Triangle area, focussing on the identification of important habitats for biodiversity. Conservation themes for the region will be selected based on the outcome of this analysis.
Connectivity: The Rhaetic Triangle was chosen as a pilot area by the Alpine Convention’s Ecological Network platform due to the area's active role in supporting sustainable development and ecological connectivity within the region. The ‘econnect’ project (for which WWF is a partner) is also using the Rhaetic Triangle as a pilot area to test the best methods for re-establishing connectivity with the help of the Pro Terra Engiadina foundation.
Bear acceptance: Through education and ecological tourism, WWF’s Ursina project aims to prepare both inhabitants and visitors for the return of the brown bear (Ursus arctos) to the Rhaetic Triangle area. Important bear management themes include the use of bear safe garbage bins and the protection of livestock and honey bee production. For more information on this project, visit the Ursina Project homepage.
Species-rich meadows: The Rhaetic Triangle region is especially unique for hosting some of the Alps’ few remaining species-rich meadows. WWF is working together with its partners to protect this declining, yet ecologically valuable, habitat.
- WWF Switzerland's work in the Lower Engadine (French/German/Italian)
- Bear acceptance in the Rhaetic Triangle - WWF's Ursina project (German)
- The Pro Terra Engiadina foundation (German)
- The Swiss National Park (English/French/German/Italian/Romansh)
- Stelvio / Stilfserjoch National Park (English/French/German/Italian)