Invasive alien species (IAS) are plants, animals and other organisms that are non-native to an ecosystem but are primarily human introduced. IAS plants are spreading uncontrolled in the Sava River basin, having the negative effect or even pushing out other native species, reducing soil fertility and cultivable agricultural surfaces, causing major problems in flood control and much more. To conclude – they change important European natural habitats, destroy the corridor connectivity and are very difficult to eradicate. This is not only a nature protection problem; they also have a negative effect on human health and cause major economic losses. It is estimated that the damage IAS have on the global economy is more than USD 1,4 trillion per year, representing nearly 5% of the world economy.
Sava TIES is regionally significant project that will be implemented in all four countries of the Sava River basin: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. The main goals are to:
- find an effective solution for permanent eradication of IAS
- reduce habitat fragmentation
- improve the connectivity of the transnational ecological corridor.
The emphasis is on cross-sectoral cooperation, as we can only achieve desired results through cooperation of different stakeholders, national/local governments and local inhabitants. As part of the project, different methods of effectively removing or eradication of IAS plants which are already causing serious damage in the Sava River basin will be tested. This will be the first ever attempt to tackle this demanding issue on a transnational corridor level in the region, with lessons learned bringing benefits to the wider Danube region and beyond.
Invasive alien species are the main challenge of biodiversity conservation in the 21st century. They are also our main challenge! Follow us on our official website and on social networks. Visit beautiful Sava River; take photos, publish them… and don't forget to use #SavaTIES!
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 1604137
- ERDF Contribution: 845062,35
- IPA Contribution: 518454,1
- ENI Contribution: 0
- Call number
- Call 2
- Environment and culture responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Foster the restoration and management of ecological corridors
|Filename||Date of upload|
|Training Programme for the use of the Strategic Framework||08-06-2021 12:56:45|
|IAS Training Course Manual||08-06-2021 12:57:54|
|IAS Training presentation||08-06-2021 13:01:19|
|Review of key policies and stakeholders on IAS in the Sava river basin||08-06-2021 08:50:09|
|Pilot implementation of IAS management measures||04-06-2021 07:24:05|
|Joint Pilot Report and Transferability Plan||09-06-2021 14:03:18|
|Strategic Framework for Effective Management of Invasive Alien Species||04-06-2021 07:22:53|
|Mapping and monitoring protocol for IAS||08-06-2021 07:15:27|
|Land Use Study in the Sava River Basin||08-06-2021 07:17:59|
|Risk assessment study for key invasive species||08-06-2021 07:19:25|
|Cross-sectoral guidelines for joint management, control and eradication of invasive alien species in the Sava River Basin||09-06-2021 14:02:08|
|SavaParks Network Roadmap||04-06-2021 07:15:05|
|EuroNatur Foundation||Lead firstname.lastname@example.org||GERMANY|
|Lonjsko Polje Nature Park Public Institution||ERDF email@example.com||CROATIA|
|Public Institution Green Ring||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||CROATIA|
|Public Institution Ljubljansko barje Nature Park||ERDF email@example.com||SLOVENIA|
|Public Company National Park “Una” LLC Bihać||IPA firstname.lastname@example.org||BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
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