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 MUNICIPALITIES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES
    - 25-02-2019
    WORKSHOP FOR MUNICIPALITIES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES

    MURSKA SOBOTA, SLOVENIA – In December 2018 the final workshop in the series titled “Action Plan for Habitat Restoration in Natura 2000 Site Mura” was organised by the Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation (IRSNC) at the...

  • coop MDD - FIRST RIVER’SCOOL OPENED IN VIROVITICA-PODRAVINA COUNTY
    - 08-02-2019
    FIRST RIVER’SCOOL OPENED IN VIROVITICA-PODRAVINA COUNTY

    ČAĐAVICA, CROATIA – First RIVER'SCOOLs was opened recently. RIVER'SCOOL Drava Story is a place where children can learn about river ecosystems with special emphasis on endangered fish species. It is the first RIVER’SCOOL in the planned network...

  • coop MDD - Pentalateral Ministerial Coordination Board uses coop MDD results
    - 31-01-2019
    Pentalateral Ministerial Coordination Board uses coop MDD results

    VELIKA POLANA, SLOVENIA - On 23rd January, the pentalateral Ministerial Coordination Board (CB) for the establishment of the 5-country Biosphere Reserve “Mura-Drava-Danube” held a meeting, after an invitation by the Slovenian Ministry for the...

  • coop MDD - Mura Biosphere Reserve Certificates Presented by UNESCO in Velika Polana
    - 24-01-2019
    Mura Biosphere Reserve Certificates Presented by UNESCO in Velika Polana

    VELIKA POLANA, SLOVENIA – On Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 16 Slovenian municipalities were awarded the UNESCO Certificate for the Mura Biosphere Reserve. Slovenian Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning Jure Leben presented the...

  • coop MDD - Excursion to Steirische Murauen and public presentation
    - 05-12-2018
    Excursion to Steirische Murauen and public presentation

    On 14th November an excursion to a part of Steirische Murauen (Gosdorf) was organized. Apart from our project partners from the Amt der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung, the fieldtrip participants included representatives from the local tourism...

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