Snow and avalanches

Snow and avalanches

Whether it be a single skier or a whole village – what ever gets buried under an avalanche is difficult to rescue. Mountain forests can prevent avalanches from breaking off.

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More effective avalanche protection forests in the Alps

Forests are spreading increasingly into alpine areas, but are they really returning to where they are most useful, for instance, to steep avalanche release areas?

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Avalanches Create New Habitats for Plants and Animals

Avalanches not only destroy habitats, but they can also create new ones. A study shows that the biodiversity within avalanche tracks is highly increased compared to the surrounding forest. The more avalanches occur, the more significant the difference becomes.

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