Tourers beware: entry ban in the Croda Rossa area
Created: 11/30/2022, 12:00 p.m
By: Stephen Hank
Meeting in the Croda Rossa area: (from left) Thorsten Schär (Regional Development Oberland), District Administrator Olaf von Löwis, Mirjam Reinold (Head of District Office), Florian Bossert and Theresa Creator (both Mangfallgebirge area managers), Josef Faas (Team Leader for Technical Nature Conservation at the District Office) and Andreas the ranger Köpfrl and Alexander Roemer.
© District Office
Entry into the Croda Rossa wildlife sanctuary will be banned again from December 1st.
Tourers and hikers have to avoid a 320-hectare area.
– Attention hikers and ski tourers: From Thursday, December 1st, there will again be a temporary ban on entering the Croda Rossa area.
The district office has designated a 320-hectare non-contiguous area around Lempersberg, Benzingspitz, Wildes Fräulein/Jägerkamp and Marold Schneid as a wildlife sanctuary.
The reason for this measure, which was decided last year and implemented for the first time (we reported), are endangered bird species that overwinter and breed in this area.
The ban is intended to protect black grouse and wood grouse
According to a press release from the district office, the ban on entering the Rotwand area applies until July 14, 2023, with exceptions in the form of approved hiking trails on Jägerkamp from April and on the Marold Schneid from mid-June.
The area is one of the last refuges in the Bavarian Alps for black grouse and capercaillie.
Both are on the Red List of endangered species.
Your retreat was recently endangered by an ever-increasing number of hikers and tourers.
"As a result, grouse have to flee their winter habitats and can no longer display undisturbed courtship and raise their offspring in spring," explains Florian Bossert, area manager for the Mangfall Mountains.
165 violations were found last year
During the entry ban in 2021/2022, Bossert, the area manager responsible for the Croda Rossa area, Theresa Creator, and the two nature conservation rangers, Alexander Römer and Andreas Headerl, encountered unauthorized persons in the wildlife reserve 165 times.
"The most common objection was that you hadn't seen the signs," reports Römer.
For the most part, however, most would have responded positively and insightfully.
However, at the beginning of last winter there were 14 violations in one day.
"But after that it calmed down noticeably," emphasizes KÃ¼pferrl.
Rangers reported 37 cases
The rangers had to exercise their sovereign powers 37 times and report them to the police.
The rangers and area supervisors were supported by rangers from the Oberland Regional Development (REO) without so-called sovereign powers in the clarification of tourers.
"In the coming winter, they will also inform the guests about the wildlife sanctuaries, sensitize them to the topic and steer them spatially," says REO project manager Thorsten Schär.
Last winter, the guests found out much more about the region and the wildlife sanctuaries in advance than in the previous winter.
The 14 information boards also contribute to this.
Those looking for relaxation also have to play along
The 2021/2022 season already showed that the ban on entry had positive consequences.
"The black grouse courtship display counts indicate an end to the negative trend in the protected area," says area manager Bossert, "while outside the protected areas the numbers continue to decline." , appealed Josef Faas, Team Leader for Technical Nature Conservation at the District Office: "This also means those looking for relaxation."
A map of the protected area and the ordinance can be found at www.landkreis-miesbach.de/wildschutzgebiet-rotwand.