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
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|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|
First anniversary photoreel offers one-year review of project activities, happenings and results.
Slovenia - In municipality Velika Polana, part of the future Transboundary Biosphere Reserve “Mura-Drava-Danube” in Slovenia, lives a special creature. A character from local fairy-tales in Mura region in Slovenia lives close to Copek Mill,...
Budapest – 6th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region was held between 18. and 19. October in Budapest, Hungary. As the 5-country Biosphere Reserve “Mura, Drava and Danube” is mentioned in the Action Plan of the EU Strategy...
Italy - Representatives from four protected areas within the future TBR MDD attended the MaB YOUTH FORUM in the Po Delta Biosphere Reserve, Italy from 18- 23 September. The forum was organized by UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere programme (MAB),...
The Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province organised the Partner training on the stakeholder dialogue for the future UNESCO Transboundary Biosphere Reserve “Mura-Drava-Danube”. The workshop, held between 26 and 28...