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|
|Output 5.1. Gap analysis_Zumberak Nature Park||20-02-2019 11:03:43|
|Output 5.1. Gap analysis_Tara National Park||20-02-2019 11:02:14|
|Output 5.1. Gap analysis Notranjska Regional Park||20-02-2019 11:01:27|
|Output 5.1. Gap analysis_Kalkalpen National Park||20-02-2019 10:59:29|
|Output 5.1. Gap analysis_Bukk National Park||20-02-2019 10:56:52|
|Slovenian Forest Service||Lead email@example.com||Slovenia|
|Notranjska Regional Park||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Slovenia|
|Public Institution „Nature Park Žumberak - Samoborsko gorje“||ERDF email@example.com||Croatia|
|Kalkalpen National Park||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Austria|
|Global Nature Fund – International Foundation for Environment and Nature||ERDF email@example.com||Germany|
The Fifth ECO KARST Steering Committee meeting was held from 4th to 7th March 2019 in Sarajevo. The event was attended by all project partners from 7 different countries. The meeting was organized jointly by the Cantonal Public Institution for...
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