Many valuable ecological corridors of the Carpathian and other mountain ranges in the Danube region are impeded or threatened by economic development such as linear transport infrastructure construction or intensive agricultural, forestry, or water management practices. The reason for this conflict is that they are not sufficiently planned with the goal to maintain ecological connectivity and flow of multiple ecosystem services that these Green Infrastructure elements provide. Mitigation measures such as green bridges are often missing or dysfunctional because of inadequate design, location and inappropriate management of surrounding land use by e.g. agriculture or forestry. The impacts are traffic-kills and lowered reproductive success of key species dependent on functional corridors.
The project SaveGREEN aims to demonstrate ways of designing appropriate mitigation measures and maintaining or improving the functionality of ecological corridors through integrated planning. It thereby builds on key results of the DTP projects TRANSGREEN, ConnectGREEN, and HARMON. Monitoring the impact of such measures will help us to learn and derive proper recommendations for follow-up action and policy design. The focus of the project will be on critical ecological corridors of the Alpine-Carpathian Corridor, SW-Carpathians, Zakarpattia, Beskydy, Lyulin and Balkan mountains impacted by linear transport projects and unsustainable land use.
We will foster cross-sectoral collaboration, build capacity for replication of pilots and upscale results through improved policy frameworks. The project partnership covers key sectors to be involved in integrated planning of mitigation measures: nature conservation (ministries, agencies, authorities, NGOs), research and education (universities, research institution), transport (ministries, motorway companies) and consultancy business (limited company) and ASPs from complementary sectors from AT, BG, CZ, FR, GE, GR, HU, RO, SK and UA.
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- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 2681728.7
- ERDF Contribution: 2279469.36
- IPA Contribution: 0
- ENI Contribution: 0
- Call number
- Call 3
- Environment and culture responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Foster the restoration and management of ecological corridors
|WWF Central and Eastern Europe||Lead firstname.lastname@example.org||Austria|
|Environment Agency Austria||ERDF email@example.com||Austria|
|Black Sea NGO Network||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Bulgaria|
|Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation||ERDF email@example.com||Bulgaria|
|Friends of the Earth Czech Republic, Olomouc branch||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Czech Republic|
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