LENA- Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region is connecting nature and people for well-being and prosperity across 7 Danube countries and 11 protected areas. We share know-how and experience for sustainable economic development in protected areas through enhancing:
- sustainable income generation from wild plants
- fishing-based livelihoods
- added value sustainable agriculture
- regional tourism marketing
- training Danube tourist guides across borders
- sharing know-how on e-mobility
Our protected areas, covering more than 375,000 ha and more than 15 Natura 2000 sites, are chosen based on outstanding nature values and untapped potential for sustainable economic use. The project covers approximately half a million people, most of them living in communities with low economic status, struggling with out-migration and ageing population.
We work on creating shared know-how and shaping policies on effective sustainable use approaches for protected areas through developing 4 guidance documents and policy recommendations. Through our work with concrete protected areas, our learning interactions and our policy actions we aim that the multiple benefits of our protected areas are acknowledged, realized and preserved for the future.
Our partners are experts in local economic development, experts in nature protection and green solutions, local authorities and protected area managers from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.
Any publications on this website reflect only the author's views and the DTP Managing authority/Joint Secretariat is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 2456290,72
- ERDF Contribution: 1919432,33
- IPA Contribution: 168414,75
- ENI Contribution: 0
- Call number
- Call 1
- Environment and culture responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources
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|Ciocanesti Cyclist Map||10-10-2018 10:50:59|
|Output_18.104.22.168_Report_Regional workshop_BWS||14-02-2018 12:27:56|
|Output 22.214.171.124_Report_local_capacity_building_workshops||14-02-2018 12:24:54|
|Output 4.3 Quality Guidelines_Output Factsheet||14-02-2018 12:24:18|
|Output_4.2.2-1_Report_E-Mobility session||14-02-2018 12:23:30|
|WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme Bulgaria||Lead email@example.com||Bulgaria|
|Belene Municipality||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Bulgaria|
|Ivanovo Municipality||ERDF email@example.com||Bulgaria|
|Vukovar-Srijem County||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Croatia|
|WWF - World Wide Fund For Nature Hungary||ERDF email@example.com||Hungary|
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