Snow sports and respect
Winter is the hardest time of year for wild animals. Snow, cold weather and lack of food mean they need to do all they can to save energy. When black grouse, chamois, etc. are disturbed by humans during their winter resting period, they use up a lot of energy fleeing – and this is energy they need in order to survive. If disturbed repeatedly, they lose too much energy and may fall ill or even die.
We can all make a small contribution to ensuring that wildlife is not disturbed.
Here are four simple rules to observe when we are in the nature:
- Respect designated wildlife areas and wildlife reserves
- Stay on paths and designated routes in the forest
- Avoid forest edges and snow-free surfaces
- Keep your dog on a lead, particularly in the forest
For further information: www.natur-freizeit.ch