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 - Study visits as support for a better Local Action Plan in Slovenia
    - 16-05-2018
    Study visits as support for a better Local Action Plan in Slovenia

    At the beginning of this year, The Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation (IRSNC) started preparations for the local action plan named Action Plan for Habitat Restoration and Nature Interpretation in Natura 2000 Site Mura...

  • coop MDD - Project partners meet in Serbia to plan future activities
    - 11-05-2018
    Project partners meet in Serbia to plan future activities

    Coop MDD project partners met on the Fourth Committee Meeting and Partner Workshop in Sombor in Serbia from 23rd to 27th April. In five days of meetings, partners were working intensively on future project implementation actions, but also had an...

  • coop MDD - Amazon of Europe presented in the United Nations in New York
    - 20-03-2018
    Amazon of Europe presented in the United Nations in New York

    New York – The ECOSOC Youth Forum was held recently at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. At the UNESCO-led event, which took place in the framework of the Forum, the future Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube, also...

  • coop MDD - 1st Year Photoreel
    - 04-01-2018
    1st Year Photoreel

    First anniversary photoreel offers one-year review of project activities, happenings and results.

  • coop MDD - Polanski dwarf hiding in the future TBR MDD in Slovenia
    - 24-11-2017
    Polanski dwarf hiding in the future TBR MDD in Slovenia

    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,...

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