coop MDD Transboundary Management Programme for the planned 5-country Biosphere Reserve “Mura-Drava-Danube”

The Mura, Drava and Danube rivers form a highly valuable and free-flowing river corridor spanning 700 kilometres and connecting almost 1.000.000 hectares across Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Serbia - the "Amazon of Europe" - a truly European treasure. Stunning river landscape hosts amazing biological diversity and is a hotspot of rare species and natural habitats such as large floodplain forests, river islands, gravel and sand banks. 

Rivers don´t know national borders as their waters flow and transport sediment cross borders. Animal species cross national boundary lines on their search for food every day and people living along these rivers feel the up- and downstream developments.Therefore, the river management also needs to be done on the transboundary level. Through the coop MDD project, we are working towards harmonization of Protected Areas management and develop a joint Management Programme for the future 5-country UNESCO Biosphere Reserve "Mura-Drava-Danube" (TBR MDD).

Please visit the website or download our project leaflet in English, German, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian or Hungarian language for more information.

Transboundary Management Programme for the planned 5-country Biosphere Reserve “Mura-Drava-Danube”
Start date
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2154000
ERDF Contribution: 1609900
IPA Contribution: 221000
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster the restoration and management of ecological corridors

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
World Wide Fund for Nature Austria - WWF Austria Lead partner magdalena.wagner@wwf.at Austria
Office of the State Government of Styria, Department 13 – Environment and Spatial Planning, Section Nature Conservation ERDF partner dietlind.proske@stmk.gv.at Austria
Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation ERDF partner simon.veberic@zrsvn.si Slovenia
Municipality Velika Polana ERDF partner zupan@velika-polana.si Slovenia
Public institution for nature protection of Virovitica-Podravina County ERDF partner tatjana.arnold.sabo@gmail.com Croatia
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Project News

  • coop MDD - Workshop for local fishermen was held in Virovitica-Podravina County, Croatia
    - 20-11-2018
    Workshop for local fishermen was held in Virovitica-Podravina County, Croatia

    On 22nd October 2018, within the framework of the coop MDD project, a workshop titled "Activities and measures for the protection of species and habitats with a goal of improving their status - the role of the local population in the protection...

  • coop MDD - coop MDD and AoE Bike Trail Joint Event in Velika Polana
    - 19-11-2018
    coop MDD and AoE Bike Trail Joint Event in Velika Polana

    In a truly collaborative manner, coop MDD project joined Amazon of Europe Bike Trail project in organizing a partner meeting and a special kick-off event in Velika Polana, Slovenia. From 8th to 11th November 2018, project partners gathered in...

  • coop MDD - Our project was presented in the official programme of the 2018 Great Rivers Forum in Wuhan, China
    - 05-11-2018
    Our project was presented in the official programme of the 2018 Great Rivers Forum in Wuhan, China

    The 2018 edition of the Great Rivers Forum was held from 28-30 October at the Changjiang Civilization Museum in Wuhan where coop MDD project was presented in front of more than 150 participants from 28 countries and 18.000 people online. The...

  • coop MDD - coop MDD and Amazon of Europe Bike Trail join to organize a public event
    - 05-11-2018
    coop MDD and Amazon of Europe Bike Trail join to organize a public event

    In a spirit of open collaboration, coop MDD and Amazon of Europe Bike Trail projects joined together to organize an event for municipalities and local producers on a transboundary level from 9th to 10th November 2018 in Velika Polana, Slovenia....

  • coop MDD - 5th Steering Committee Meeting and Partner Workshop in Keszthely, Hungary
    - 14-10-2018
    5th Steering Committee Meeting and Partner Workshop in Keszthely, Hungary

    Last week, from 1st to 4th October 2018, coop MDD partners gathered in Keszthely, Hungary, for the 5th Steering Committee Meeting. After welcome addresses and a presentation from Zoltán Puskás, director of the Balaton-felvidéki National Park,...

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