The Danube River is a green lifeline for biodiversity. While the Network of Danube Protected Areas preserves the most valuable sites, habitat fragmentation limits efforts to preserve a cohesive ecosystem.
DANUBEparksCONNECTED has initiated the DANUBE HABITAT CORRIDOR campaign to counteract fragmentation. It offers Danube-wide strategies and exemplary pilot actions aiming to restore and maintain connectivity in all habitat elements:
- Water: The cross-sector Danube WILDisland CORRIDOR program protects the islands, which are flagship habitats for intact river dynamics and home to characteristic species.
- Land: Natural river systems also host dry habitats, today often fragmented to isolated patches. Under DANUBE DRY HABITAT CORRIDOR pilot actions such as cross-border grazing herds to manage dry habitats and test the long-distance functionality of the habitat corridor or the establishment of DANUBEPARKS Canyons Network will be implemented. A fitness check of the Danube Riparian Forest Corridor will define necessary measures and pilot actions in cooperation with the forestry sector for further development of the Riparian Forest corridor.
- Air: DANUBE FREE SKY ensures collision-free bird migration along the Danube flyway. In cooperation with power line operators, technical solutions against bird collision with electricity wires crossing the Danube will be installed.
- Fire - COMMUNICATION: Key stakeholders from waterway, forestry and energy support DANUBEparksCONNECTED, to ensure the cross-sectoral approach in all work packages. International institutions and policy drivers accompany the process and stand for long-term capitalisation of the Danube Habitat Corridor.
CYCLING THE DYKE invites stakeholders and interested people to bike the Danube Corridor and to visit project results. Helping hands for the corridor management are welcome at the 1st DANUBE VOLUNTEERS DAY.
The transnational DANUBEPARKS Network’s know-how and experience on the ground make it best equipped to implement an innovative project building on existing policies.
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 3085412,49
- ERDF Contribution: 2487762,45
- IPA Contribution: 134838,13
- 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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|Minutes Thematic Pole Nature Values||13-02-2017 11:28:11|
|Communication Plan DANUBEparksCONNECTED||09-02-2017 15:26:48|
|Trilateral Workshop Dunakiliti_17.01.2017||02-02-2017 14:36:07|
|DANUBEparksCONNECTED Poster||02-02-2017 11:00:56|
|Agenda Kick off Conference DANUBEparksCONNECTED||02-02-2017 10:47:00|
|Donau-Auen National Park||Lead firstname.lastname@example.org||Austria|
|Landratsamt Neuburg-Schrobenhausen||ERDF email@example.com||Germany|
|City of Ingolstadt||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Germany|
|Passau District||ERDF email@example.com||Germany|
|World Heritage Municipalities Wachau||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Austria|
The DANUBEparksCONNECTED Kick off conference will be organised by the City of Ingolstadt from 21st to 22nd of February 2017 in Ingolstadt. The first draft of the Agenda has been send out to all...