ConnectGREEN Restoring and managing ecological corridors in mountains as the green infrastructure in the Danube basin

  • ConnectGREEN - Which animals are using Slovakia's green bridges?
    - 16-02-2021
    Which animals are using Slovakia's green bridges?

    At the end of last year, the Slovak National Motorway Company (NDS) launched a public tender for the construction of a green bridge in Svrčinovec, Kysuce. It will be the fourth ecoduct built by the NDS in Slovakia. Where are the others and which...

  • ConnectGREEN - Hidden cameras in the Czech Republic capture rare visitors on film
    - 18-01-2021
    Hidden cameras in the Czech Republic capture rare visitors on film

    At the end of September 2020, ConnectGREEN team members working for the Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening (VUKOZ) in the Czech Republic finished collecting the camera footage from its camera traps in the...

  • ConnectGREEN - Intensifying cooperation for biodiversity conservation in the Carpathians
    - 07-12-2020
    Intensifying cooperation for biodiversity conservation in the Carpathians

    On December 2nd 2020, representatives from WWF-CEE, WWF Romania and CEEweb participated in the roundtable meeting of the Steering Committee of the Carpathian Network of Protected Areas (CNPA) on behalf of ConnectGREEN. The aim of the meeting,...

  • ConnectGREEN - Parties of the Carpathian Convention adopt the International Action Plan on the Conservation of Large Carnivores and Ensuring Ecological Connectivity in the Carpathians
    - 30-11-2020
    Parties of the Carpathian Convention adopt the International Action Plan on the Conservation of Large Carnivores and Ensuring Ecological Connectivity in the Carpathians

    The Sixth Conference of the Parties to the Convention for the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathian Mountains met on 25 November 2020 -- for the first time online. The parties to the Carpathian Convention adopted a number...

  • ConnectGREEN - A Brown bear makes a stop in Miskolc, Hungary, during its travels
    - 19-11-2020
    A Brown bear makes a stop in Miskolc, Hungary, during its travels

    What cheese do you use to get a bear out of a tree? - a 'Come-on-bear'! Probably not the best joke you have ever heard, but please bear with me. While using smelly French cheese to lure a bear out of a tree should definitely stay in the fictional...

  • ConnectGREEN - Identifying core areas and ecological corridors for large carnivores in the Carpathians
    - 12-11-2020
    Identifying core areas and ecological corridors for large carnivores in the Carpathians

    The ConnectGREEN project aims to maintain and improve the ecological connectivity in the Carpathians. This is a highly complex task that requires good planning and cooperative management across the entire mountain range. A crucial element to such...

  • ConnectGREEN - National workshop with Romanian spatial planners and environmentalists
    - 03-11-2020
    National workshop with Romanian spatial planners and environmentalists

    October 26, 2020. Romania. A virtual workshop was organized by INCD URBAN-INCERC together with WWF Romania on the topic of harmonizing spatial development interests with ecological ones by implementing ecological corridors in urban planning and...

  • ConnectGREEN - New arrivals: wolf cubs in Slovakia
    - 30-10-2020
    New arrivals: wolf cubs in Slovakia

    At the Slovak - Czech border, conservationists celebrate the presence of the first wolf cubs. A success story made possible by the remaining migration corridors. 'Wolves began to return to the Czech Republic in the 1990s, first to the...

  • ConnectGREEN - MIKSER Festival 2020 in Serbia - ConnectGREEN presented
    - 20-10-2020
    MIKSER Festival 2020 in Serbia - ConnectGREEN presented

    The eleventh edition of the Mikser Festival was held on October 8 and 9, 2020, under the slogan OXYGEN, in a unique festival ambience of the ethno household "Zornića kuća" near Belgrade. The Mikser Festival, well known all over...

  • ConnectGREEN - Young people advocate for Ecological Connectivity to Romanian President
    - 12-10-2020
    Young people advocate for Ecological Connectivity to Romanian President

    October 5th, 2020. Bucharest, Romania. Young Romanians speak about ecological connectivity in the Carpathians to Romanian President, German Ambassador and other high-ranking guests during the live event* organized by the Embassy to celebrate the...

  • ConnectGREEN - Putting theory into practice : Verification of corridor permeability for large carnivores in the pilot area Western Carpathians
    - 06-10-2020
    Putting theory into practice : Verification of corridor permeability for large carnivores in the pilot area Western Carpathians

    During spring and summer 2020, intensive fieldwork was carried out to verify ecological corridors of and barriers to the migration of large carnivores within the Czech part of the pilot area Western Carpathians. Four hundred migration...

  • ConnectGREEN - EU Green Week webinar on transnational aims to protect Carpathian biodiversity
    - 01-10-2020
    EU Green Week webinar on transnational aims to protect Carpathian biodiversity

    The aim of the EU Green Week is to highlight the contribution that biodiversity makes to society and the economy and the role it can play in supporting and stimulating recovery in a post-COVID 19 world. On the 25th of September 2020, the project...

  • ConnectGREEN - Dissemination of research results on ecological connectivity not quashed by the global pandemic
    - 28-09-2020
    Dissemination of research results on ecological connectivity not quashed by the global pandemic

    As has been the case around the world, daily life in Romania and the rest of Central Eastern Europe has been heavily impacted over the past months by the Covid-19 pandemic. Activities under ConnectGREEN are no exception in this regard, and...

  • ConnectGREEN - presented in Serbian National TV Show EDUGLOBAL
    - 18-09-2020
    presented in Serbian National TV Show EDUGLOBAL

    Belgrade, 13 September 2020 In Serbia, the ConnectGREEN project has so far achieved a fairly large media coverage, primarily thanks to the recognition of the importance of the protection of large carnivores in the Carpathian region in Serbia...

  • ConnectGREEN - What do local people think about large carnivores in Hungary?
    - 02-07-2020
    What do local people think about large carnivores in Hungary?

    Northern-Bükk region, Hungary. Students from the Hungarian Szent István University have developed a complex landscape protection and development plan, which focuses on the further development of 10 Hungarian villages in consideration of the...

  • ConnectGREEN - Ecological corridors gain media attention in Slovakia
    - 30-06-2020
    Ecological corridors gain media attention in Slovakia

    Bratislava, Slovakia. June 30th, 2020. As the Slovakian ConnectGREEN taskforce has been undergoing intensive fieldwork for mapping ecological corridors and barriers, national media has kept an eye on their efforts. As a result, ecological...

  • ConnectGREEN - Ecological corridors workshop brings together Romanian authorities, academia, PAs, experts, NGOs
    - 30-04-2020
    Ecological corridors workshop brings together Romanian authorities, academia, PAs, experts, NGOs

    Romania. April 2020. The virtual workshop focusing on next steps for ecological corridors in Romania brought together 30 participants from Romanian authorities (three ministries: Environment, Spatial Planning and, respectively, Transportation, as...

  • ConnectGREEN - From e-corridors to eco-corridors
    - 30-04-2020
    From e-corridors to eco-corridors

    Serbia, 15th April 2020: Work on the ConnectGREEN project continues as the Second National Workshop on the Strategy of Ecological Corridors for the Carpathian countries turned online to move discussions further. As the song goes, the show...

  • ConnectGREEN - A1 Motorway: Romanian Road Authority accepts environmentalists' solution
    - 28-04-2020
    A1 Motorway: Romanian Road Authority accepts environmentalists' solution

    Romania. April 2020. For the last kilometers that are still to be built as part of A1 Motorway, also known as the Lugoj-Deva Highway, the Romanian road authorities (CNAIR – National Company for the Management of Road Infrastructure) support the...

  • ConnectGREEN - News from before COVID-19 lockdown - Zoological Days Conference in Olomouc
    - 23-04-2020
    News from before COVID-19 lockdown - Zoological Days Conference in Olomouc

    Ecological corridor model presented at the Zoological Days Conference in Olomouc, Czech Republic, 6-7 February 2020. Representatives of the ConnectGREEN Project Partner Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening...

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