Wednesday, 22. May 2013 - 21:05
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There are currently around 2000 different fern and flowering plants growing in the Austrian province of Salzburg.
The last 'Flower Atlas' is already 25 years out of date so now the book is being updated flower by flower by scientists, botanists as well as hobby botanists.
Botanists are covering all areas of the province concentrating on the various different plants.
Peter Pilsl, from the Salzburg Botanical Society said: "When we discover an interesting flower type, we note it down. We have created our own mapping list. At the same time we note why the plant grows here or why it is no longer seen at a specific place. This way we can get a more in depth overview of the growing trends of the plants.
Around 42 per cent of local flora are endangered. The new research hopes to establish the level of danger of extinction for certain flora. It is hoped regular excursions will help closer monitor the situation.
These botanical excursions will take place on numerous occasions throughout the year.
The researchers are currently tracking the area around the Hirschbichl and the Kalbrunnalmen.
Baumgartner tax row
The tax proceedings of the extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner are still underway. Mr Baumgartner told the Austria Press Agency that he asked the Independent Finance Senate (UFS) to resolve his case.
Record visitor numbers at Salzburg Whitsun Festival
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Football manager Adi HÃ¼tter charged with tax evasion
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Experts recommend considering breast amputation well
Experts from Salzburg warn against the radical step of a breast amputation. The debate started last week, when Hollywood Star Angelina Jolie announced that she had her breasts removed out of fear of breast cancer.
Police raid dairy headquarters
A raid in the second largest Austrian dairy NÃ–M, which started on 15 May, was terminated yesterday (Thur) afternoon. Employees of the Federal Competition Authority (BWB) are still in the headquarters in Baden.
Austrian on trial over Aldi blackmail
The trial of a 61-year-old man from Salzburg, who blackmailed the company Aldi South, started yesterday (Wed) in Duisburg, Germany. The defendant has already admitted that he demanded 15 million Euros from the firm.
State secretary denies interfering over Baumgartner taxes
The extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner stated that the Ministry of Finance spared him additional taxation by political intervention. The former Financial Secretary Reinhold Lopatka (Ã–VP) denies these claims.
Search for trapped after Felbertauern rockfall
The Felbertauern road in Tyrol, Western Austria, has been closed completely after rock fall last night (Mon). Rock came down on the East Tyrol side just before 2 a.m. It completely destroyed an avalanche gallery.
Delunamagma creditors to lose most of their investment
The creditors of the technology firm Delunamagma Industries GmbH from Bludesch-Gais, Vorarlberg (Western Austria) will lose the majority of their money in the bankruptcy proceedings.
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The current health and social state councillor Walter Steidl has been elected the new head of the Social democratic party of Salzburg yesterday (Mon).
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