Run-Time: 1 x 49 min.
Directed by Franz Hafner
Written by Franz Hafner
A co-production by Interspot Film and ORF in association with Lebensministerium, BR and Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
The Treasure of the Alps - National Park Hohe Tauern
Der Schatz der Hohen Tauern
When the first humans advanced into the Alps, they encountered dense, primeval forests. Over the centuries, they cleared the woodlands, created fields and pastures, and built their villages higher and higher in the mountains. These early farmers were followed by many wild animals that found a new habitat in the changed landscape: wood grouse occupied the forest glades, rock partridges filled the mountain meadows, and red deer populated the alpine pastures. For some wild animals that had been sparse in the ancient forests - like the black grouse, marmots, and the common adder - human intervention created significant extensions to their habitats. »Treasure of the Alps« is a rare portrait of the co-existence of alpine wildlife and humans - a story that began thousands of years ago, and still continues in the Hohe Tauern National Park today.
Awards: Green Vision, International Environmental Film Festival 2008: Green Vision, International Environmental Film Festival Award, Annual CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Awards Gala 2008: Annual CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Awards