Threatened alpine habitats

Other Names:
Endangered high mountain habitats

Alpine environments are threatened by tourist and hydroelectric developments.


Alpine environments are among the most understudied and unappreciated ecosystems. Alpine habitats are home to a variety of wildlife. In addition to those species that are truly alpine, a wide variety of animals may use the alpine at some point during the year. For example, blue grouse exhibit a reverse migration, moving up into the alpine during the latter part of the summer. Migratory birds are also found moving through and feeding in the alpine during the autumn migration.

Broader Problems:
Threatened mountain habitats
Related Problems:
Threatened bryoid habitats
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
03.06.2019 – 19:13 CEST