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.
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 2154000
- ERDF Contribution: 1609900
- IPA Contribution: 221000
- ENI Contribution: 0
- Call number
- Call 1
- Environment and culture responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Foster the restoration and management of ecological corridors
|Filename||Date of upload|
|Transboundary Cooperation Programme for the coordinated management of the future 5-country Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube (TCP)||05-11-2018 14:54:42|
|Guidelines for a dynamic river corridor, part 1 of TCP||05-11-2018 14:55:12|
|Concept of Transboundary Learning Network of Riverscools, part 2 of TCP||05-11-2018 14:55:42|
|Transboundary Mura-Drava-Danube Action Plan, part 3 of TCP||05-11-2018 14:56:18|
|Output 3.2_Stakeholder Involvement Training_Report||17-01-2018 09:48:46|
|Output 3.3_Study visit Germany_report||28-11-2017 10:23:14|
|World Wide Fund for Nature Austria - WWF Austria||Lead firstname.lastname@example.org||Austria|
|Office of the State Government of Styria, Department 13 – Environment and Spatial Planning, Section Nature Conservation||ERDF email@example.com||Austria|
|Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Slovenia|
|Municipality Velika Polana||ERDF email@example.com||Slovenia|
|Public institution for nature protection of Virovitica-Podravina County||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Croatia|
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