He started an intense media campaign and founded the association “Pro Surlej”, with it he managed to gather the necessary funds. He bought several plots of land strategically, key to the construction project and striked them with a permanent prohibition of construction. With this unprecedented action, Franz Weber saved the lakes of Engadine and its unique landscapes, praised by Nietzsche himself. “Pro Surlej” was just the first of 150 campaigns to save animals, landscapes and natural heritage.
Photo: The journalist turned environmental defender: Franz Weber launched with success his first campaign against the construction of a 25,000 inhabitants city in Engadine. Overnight, he became one of the most famous ecologists in the world.