What action should be taken to respect these MOUNTAIN animals and not disturb them IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT?
With both the chamois and the ibex, you must above all not stray from the path to try to approach them.
If they're close to the path and within "photo" range, you're in luck!
If they're farther away, don't try to get any closer as they’re much more skilful and sure-footed in rough terrain than we are, and you could put yourself in danger.
Be especially vigilant with females with their young kids.
Although these animals aren’t known to respond aggressively if they feel threatened, it’s best to keep a good distance from the young.
If a young one seems to be on its own, leave it alone.
Its mother is most probably not far away, so there’s no need to try to rescue it.
Another safety tip if your path winds up steep slopes or scree.
These animals are very agile on any surface, but can unconsciously dislodge stones as they move around.
Stay alert when there are slopes above you!