Abruzzo National Park

Gran Sasso in Abruzzo National Park (@ Flickr/Melanie Bateman)

The sheer size and beauty of mountains never ceases to provoke feelings of awe, humility and wonder. But mountains are also important water towers and natural habitats for peoples, plants and animals. Inspired by this, the United Nations has declared 2002 to be the International Year of the Mountains. Liesbeth de Bakker samples life in Italy’s Apennine Mountains and the Abruzzo National Park where nature conservation and the economy go hand in hand.

Producer: Liesbeth de Bakker

Broadcast:  November 8, 2002