Selected opinions and appeals in current proceedings are listed to illustrate developments in nature conservation and the positions adopted by the Environmental Ombudsman.

In these cases the Tyrolean Environmental Ombudsman is acting on the basis of his legal mandate to provide information in matters relating to nature conservation (TNSchG 2005, Art. 36) and his duty to provide environmental information (2005 Tyrolean Environmental Information Law).

Most of the nature conservation proceedings to which the Tyrolean Environmental Ombudsman is a party lead to a positive ruling. In a few cases, however, the Environmental Ombudsman considers that inadequate attention has been paid to the interests of the natural environment and lodges an appeal so that the project can be examined once more by a higher authority (e.g.: in 19 cases 2012 – that is 2.1 % of all permitted proceedings).

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