Wild animals are naturally afraid of humans and try to avoid them as much as possible. However, animals are unable to anticipate certain situations. An unexpected occurrence can surprise them, triggering stress for the animal, which then often flees.
Adopt these 5 good habits and help protect wildlife!
Don’t leave things to chance when you set off. The mountains are a hazardous natural environment. Follow the few safety guidelines and plan ahead.
Before setting off, get informed on the various routes, check the weather – conditions can change very quickly in the mountains – and don’t hesitate to seek professional advice.
Whenever possible, do not set off alone and let our friends or family know that you are going.
The mountain environment can be harsh: be aware of your physical and technical limits. You also need to remain alert at all times. Don’t forget that in winter, hiking trail markings do not guarantee your safety. Even in the Vosges, certain weather conditions can make the blanket of snow unstable when slopes exceed 30 degrees.
Whether just walking or practising a sport, use the right equipment and make sure it is in good condition.
If you run into difficulty, do not panic and remain supportive with other users of the mountain area.
Metéo France weather service: website or call 32 50 from your telephone.
Emergency number: call 112 from your phone.
> See the “Winter Walks” leaflet.
Wildlife shares the great outdoors with people carrying out activities such as forestry, farming, recreational pursuits and outdoor sports.
Pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders and motor vehicle drivers all cross paths and share the trails and tracks.
A few tips to help everyone make the most of the areas they visit:
Let’s all adopt these principles and apply the Quiétude Attitude!!