Sava TIES Preserving Sava River Basin Habitats through Transnational Management of Invasive Alien Species

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!

Preserving Sava River Basin Habitats through Transnational Management of Invasive Alien Species
Start date
01-06-2018
End date
31-05-2021
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1604137
ERDF Contribution: 845062,35
IPA Contribution: 518454,1
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 2
Priority
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster the restoration and management of ecological corridors

Library

Filename Date of upload
Training on Stakeholder Engagement 11-12-2018 09:53:21
Annex 5 First draft of Stakeholder engagement plan 11-12-2018 11:09:25
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
EuroNatur Foundation Lead partner elfrun.lindenthal@euronatur.org GERMANY
Lonjsko Polje Nature Park Public Institution ERDF partner bio@pp-lonjsko-polje.hr CROATIA
Public Institution Green Ring ERDF partner luka@priroda-zagrebacka.hr CROATIA
Public Institution Ljubljansko barje Nature Park ERDF partner ana.tratnik@ljubljanskobarje.si SLOVENIA
Public Company National Park “Una” LLC Bihać IPA partner jp.np.una@gmail.com BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
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Project News

  • Sava TIES - Save the date for the 2nd Sava TIES Regional Workshop
    - 14-10-2019
    Save the date for the 2nd Sava TIES Regional Workshop

    2nd Sava TIES Regional Workshop will be organized in National Park UNA on 17 October 2019.  Sava TIES project partners and cross-sectoral stakeholders from four Sava River Basin countries will gather to talk about the negative impact of...

  • Sava TIES - As the autumn approaches, invasive plant species are being removed!
    - 30-09-2019
    As the autumn approaches, invasive plant species are being removed!

    As invasive alien species, being one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, cause major environmental, economic and health problems, the Sava TIES project is focused on finding successful methods of removing invasive plant species in the Sava...

  • Sava TIES - How to remove invasive species?
    - 19-09-2019
    How to remove invasive species?

      Study visit       Invasive alien...

  • Sava TIES - Making of the Sava TIES promotional movie
    - 05-09-2019
    Making of the Sava TIES promotional movie

    Filming of the Sava TIES promotional movie started at the end of August. First scenes were filmed in the National Park Una (Bosnia and Hrezegovina), Odransko field (Croatia) and Special Nature Reserve Zasavica (Serbia). “Šafarek production”,...

  • Sava TIES - Awareness raising activities and international camp on Obedska bara
    - 27-08-2019
    Awareness raising activities and international camp on Obedska bara

    The locality “Mouth of the Revenica river” at the Obedska Bara was the venue for the Sava TIES activities on Thursday, 22 August 2019, aiming to raise awareness of invasive species management. This was a good opportunity to pay attention to the...

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