The ECO KARST project aims to contribute to the protection and sustainable development of karst bio-regions in the Danube region based on their valued Ecosystem services*. The project addresses 7 nature protected karst areas in 7 different countries with common features and similar problems.
Rosalia longicorn (Rosalia alpina), National Park Kalkalpen, Austria (Foto: Marek)
The project builds on the opportunity to use the natural heritage of 7 protected areas as an economic development factor. The project will support development, based on a sustainable management and awarness of the vulnerability of karst ecosystems. By doing so, the project will increase pro-biodiversity business (PBB) opportunities.Bijambare lake, Bosna i Hercegovina (Foto: E. Muratović)
ECO KARST will involve various public and private actors into capacity building, networking and know-how transfer. 7 local action plans and 1 common strategy for karst nature protected areas will be developed by local participatory Ecosystem valorisations. This will upgrade nature conservation and facilitate pro-biodiversity business in the Danube region.
Notranjska regional park, Slovenia (Foto: D. Bordjan)
Pro-biodiversity business models for entrepreneurs in the pilot areas will be developed and best PBB ideas will be widely promoted. Local and transnational networks for experience sharing and promotion will be established. Resulting guidance on how to introduce Ecosystem services and and Pro-biodiversity business will serve as a toolkit for the entire Danube and Dinaric region.
*ES = the benefits people obtain from ecosystems, MA 2006
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 2 263 661
- ERDF Contribution: 1 427 777
- IPA Contribution: 496 335
- ENI Contribution: 0
- Call number
- Call 1
- Environment and culture responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources
|Filename||Date of upload|
|Biodiversity - Its your business (Slovenia).pdf||20-07-2018 16:23:59|
|Ecosystem services in protected karst areas (Slovenia).pdf||20-07-2018 16:23:25|
|Biodiversity - Its your business (Serbia).pdf||20-07-2018 16:22:53|
|Ecosystem services in protected karst areas (Serbia).pdf||20-07-2018 16:22:16|
|Biodiversity - Its your business (Romania).pdf||20-07-2018 16:21:41|
|Slovenian Forest Service||Lead firstname.lastname@example.org||Slovenia|
|Notranjska Regional Park||ERDF email@example.com||Slovenia|
|Public Institution „Nature Park Žumberak - Samoborsko gorje“||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Croatia|
|Kalkalpen National Park||ERDF email@example.com||Austria|
|Global Nature Fund – International Foundation for Environment and Nature||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Germany|
After successful workshops organized in Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia, project partners from Bosnia and Herzegovina also organized their first workshop with stakeholders. Workshop was held on June 21, 2018 in the educational...
Tara National park, ECO KARST pilot area in Serbia, organized their first workshop with stakeholders on June 19, 2018 in hotel Cepter Drina in Bajina Bašta. On this occasion, 40 stakeholders from the various sectors gathered, including local...
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On June 7, 2018, Apuseni Nature Park organized their first workshop with stakeholders in Vârtop, Romania. The main objectives of the workshop were to inform relevant stakeholders in Apuseni Nature Park region about the ECO KARST project, present...
ECO KARST project is making a great progress towards sustainable development of karst areas in Danube region. A first round of workshops in pilot areas has started and the first country to initiate the local participatory approach in ecosystem...