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

Library

Filename Date of upload
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
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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 - PROJECT PARTNERS PARTICIPATE AT THE KICK-OFF EVENT AND STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP FOR THE REFOCUS PROJECT
    - 24-09-2018
    PROJECT PARTNERS PARTICIPATE AT THE KICK-OFF EVENT AND STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP FOR THE REFOCUS PROJECT

    On 19th September 2018, a kick-off event and a stakeholder workshop for the REFOCuS – Resilient Riparian Forests as Ecological Corridors in the Mura-Drava-Danube project was held in Moravske Toplice, Slovenia. The REFOCuS project focuses on...

  • coop MDD - Slovenian Biosphere Reserve Mura established
    - 02-08-2018
    Slovenian Biosphere Reserve Mura established

    On 25th July in Palembang (Indonesia) during their yearly conference, UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programme officially approved 29,000 hectares of valuable floodplain area along the Slovenian Mura as a Biosphere Reserve. A true reason to...

  • coop MDD - Big jump on Mura river
    - 10-07-2018
    Big jump on Mura river

    All across Europe, at the same time - on Sunday 8 July, thousands of people were jumping into rivers and lakes to show their love for the continent's waterways and desire to protect them. In the scope of coop MMD project, Big jump into Mura river...

  • coop MDD - Big Jump calls to protect Europe's rivers and lakes
    - 06-07-2018
    Big Jump calls to protect Europe's rivers and lakes

    All across Europe, thousands of people will be jumping into rivers and lakes at the same time on Sunday 8 July: ○…to show their love for the continent's waterways; ○... and to call on their politicians to protect them by becoming...

  • coop MDD - Bridges over troubled water - TransParcNet meeting
    - 14-06-2018
    Bridges over troubled water - TransParcNet meeting

    On June 5-8, around 40 managers of Transboundary Protected Areas from 10 countries met in Thayatal-Podyjí National Parks (AT-CZ). TransParcNet is organized as a network, within the framework of Europarc. This year’s theme of the meeting was...

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