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Rules of behaviour when encountering wild animals… and the wolf

While nature is our recreational space, most of all it is habitat and refuge for wildlife.

While nature is our recreational space, most of all it is habitat and refuge for wildlife. The co-existence of humans and wild animals is marked by various wildlife protection zones, and in winter, by game rest zones, which are strictly off limits. Thus, the game rest zones may not be entered and hunting is not allowed in the wildlife protection areas marked in yellow-red signposts. But also outside these zones, please observe the following rules of behaviour:

  • Take photos and observe animals only from a safe distance.

  • Avoid noise, smoke and other interfering smells.
  • Do not throw away trash into the nature as this causes ecological damage and may turn into death traps for animals.
  • please be aware that dogs are regarded by wild animals as predators, keep your dog on the leash.
  • Do not leave the marked trails; wildlife need quiet areas.
  • Respect the signs for wildlife protection zones.

Wolves in the Engadin

There are currently ten wolf packs living in the canton of Graubünden and two more on the cantonal border. Although no wolf packs have yet established themselves in the Upper Engadin, encounters with wolves are possible at any time. If you encounter a wolf, stand still. Normally it will retreat as soon as it notices that you have spotted it. If it does not do so, remain calm and draw attention to yourself with a certain voice. Then slowly retreat. Never try to approach the animal and under no circumstances feed the animals. Dogs must be immediately kept under control or leashed. Report wolves with conspicuous behaviour or low shyness to a ranger as soon as possible.

In addition to wolves, very rare sightings of bears have been reported in the Upper Engadin. Further information and leaflets on how to deal with these large predators can be found on the website of the Office of Hunting and Fishing of the Canton of Graubünden. The site also provides an overview of current sightings of all large predators.

Enjoy the Engadin nature!