lifelineMDD Protecting and restoring ecological connectivity in the Mura-Drava-Danube river corridor through cross-sectoral cooperation

  • lifelineMDD - Mura festival 2021
    - 11-10-2021
    Mura festival 2021

    In 2021, the Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation organised a series of awareness-raising and educational events in the scope of the Mura Festival. We've held six events at six different locations, within the Mura...

  • lifelineMDD - MIGRATORY BIRDS FACING RISKS WITHIN THE TBR MDD AREA
    - 08-10-2021
    MIGRATORY BIRDS FACING RISKS WITHIN THE TBR MDD AREA

    Wetlands in the 5-country biosphere reserve Mura-Drava-Danube (TBR MDD) area are under increasing threat, leaving migratory birds and human communities at growing risk. Slowly but surely, the wetlands that serve as critical stepping stones along...

  • lifelineMDD - UNESCO declared world’s first 5-country biosphere reserve Mura-Drava-Danube!
    - 16-09-2021
    UNESCO declared world’s first 5-country biosphere reserve  Mura-Drava-Danube!

    With the world facing climate and nature crises, UNESCO’s designation of the Mura-Drava-Danube as the world’s first ‘5-country biosphere reserve’ represents a historic step towards a new era for people and nature in Europe as well as an...

  • lifelineMDD - Living cooperation for ecological connectivity
    - 01-09-2021
    Living cooperation for ecological connectivity

    Our first lifelineMDD video premiered at the end of June and you can watch it below or on our YouTube channel! Subtitles are available in English, German, Slovenian, Hungarian, Croatian and Serbian. Video produced by Filmofil.  

  • lifelineMDD - International workshop Participation of the Local Population and Stakeholders in European UNESCO Biosphere Reserves
    - 31-08-2021
    International workshop Participation of the Local Population and Stakeholders in European UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

    Workshop Participation of the Local Population and Stakeholders in European UNESCO Biosphere Reserves was organized from 5th to 8th of July 2021 at Elbe River Landscape Biosphere Reserve, Lenzen (Germany) by Michael Succow Stiftung....

  • lifelineMDD - Bird monitoring on Mura, Drava and Danube in Croatia
    - 29-06-2021
    Bird monitoring on Mura, Drava and Danube in Croatia

    River bird monitoring was conducted in June 2021 by WWF Adria’s external contractor Ivan Grlica, on Mura, Drava and Danube in Croatia. Little tern, common tern, little-ringed plover, common sandpiper, sand martin, common kingfisher,...

  • lifelineMDD - The Biosphere Reserve Lower Mura Valley is taking shape
    - 18-06-2021
    The Biosphere Reserve Lower Mura Valley is taking shape

    With June 2021 and the first workshops to develop the mission statement and management plan, the Biosphere Reserve Lower Mura Valley is now taking concrete shape. The joint planning and development of the Biosphere Reserve Lower Mura Valley...

  • lifelineMDD - Mura River bird census
    - 14-06-2021
    Mura River bird census

    Between April and June 2021, the Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation together with external contractor DOPPS, Birdlife Slovenia, organized a river bird census. We conducted a census of river birds on the Mura River in...

  • lifelineMDD - Educational picture book
    - 02-04-2021
    Educational picture book

    Within the lifelineMDD project activities, the Public Institution for management of nature protected areas in Varaždin County has printed an educational picture book about river birds and their habitats on the river Drava in Varaždin...

  • lifelineMDD - Local awareness event for the protection of amphibians in the Mura Biosphere Reserve
    - 31-03-2021
    Local awareness event for the protection of amphibians in the Mura Biosphere Reserve

    Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation (IRSNC) with its activities within the lifelineMDD - participates in the protection of the amphibians against mass run-ups (black spots) in the Mura Biosphere Reserve.    On...

  • lifelineMDD - Valuing water across the globe
    - 22-03-2021
    Valuing water across the globe

    World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to clean water. This year's theme is about what water means to people, its true value and how we can better protect this vital resource. How...

  • lifelineMDD - Mura river training structures mapping in the field
    - 08-03-2021
    Mura river training structures mapping in the field

    In February 2021 the Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation organised two-day fieldwork with the purpose of river training structures mapping on two out of three stretches of the Mura River in Slovenia. The fieldwork was...

  • lifelineMDD - COOP MDD AND LIFELINEMDD PRESENTED at the 5TH EUSAIR FORUM
    - 10-02-2021
    COOP MDD AND LIFELINEMDD PRESENTED at the 5TH EUSAIR FORUM

    The Fifth Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) took place on 28-29thg of January, under the slogan Strengthening the resilience of the Adriatic and Ionian Region through cooperation. The conference was organized as...

  • lifelineMDD - Fifty year of efforts for preserving valuable water sources through wetland restoration
    - 02-02-2021
    Fifty year of efforts for preserving valuable water sources through wetland restoration

    Today we celebrate World Wetlands Day, honouring this very distinct and important ecosystem and valuable ally for preserving freshwater sources and creating a future in which water is available to everyone. Of the total amount of water on...

  • lifelineMDD - WWF Adria is looking for two education experts on lifelineMDD
    - 23-12-2020
    WWF Adria is looking for two education experts on lifelineMDD

    WWF Adria is looking for two education experts to be temporarily engaged in environmental education topics and activities related to Interreg lifelineMDD project as external experts. They are expected to work as a team during the preparation and...

  • lifelineMDD - Working together for protection and restoration of ecological connectivity in the TBR MDD
    - 15-12-2020
    Working together for protection and restoration of ecological connectivity in the TBR MDD

    Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia – Despite many challenges set by the COVID 19 pandemic, the lifelineMDD project team managed to continue their work as planned. Although field activities such as fish sampling and live workshops were...

  • lifelineMDD - New EEA report shines a light on the poor state of nature in the EU
    - 23-10-2020
    New EEA report shines a light on the poor state of nature in the EU

    State of nature in the EU: Results from reporting under the nature directives 2013-2018, published by European Environment Agency on 19th of October, describes the state of nature in the EU during the period from 2013 to 2018, based on Member...

  • lifelineMDD - UNESCO certificate for the Lower Mura Valley Biosphere Reserve
    - 15-10-2020
    UNESCO certificate for the Lower Mura Valley Biosphere Reserve

    Bad Radkersburg, Austria - Dr Miguel Clüsener-Godt, the director of the Department of Ecological and Earth Sciences of UNESCO and secretary of the research program "Man and the Biosphere", on 28th of September awarded the UNESCO certificate to...

  • lifelineMDD - World Migratory Bird Day
    - 09-10-2020
    World Migratory Bird Day

    Did you know that 1/5 of all bird species migrate? Bird migrations are some of the longest journeys taken by any animal, and migrating birds face many dangers along the way. In 2020 the World Migratory Bird Day, which we mark on 10th of...

  • lifelineMDD - successful online kick-off
    - 02-10-2020
    successful online kick-off

    Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia- With an online kick-off event on the 7th of July the lifelineMDD project was officially launched. For the next 2.5 years, 12 project partners with the support of 17 associated partners from different...

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