SaveGREEN Safeguarding the functionality of transnationally important ecological corridors in the Danube basin

  • SaveGREEN - Zakarpattia pilot area: a critical eco-corridor at the geographical heart of Europe
    - 28-01-2022
    Zakarpattia pilot area: a critical eco-corridor at the geographical heart of Europe

    Our next virtual trip within the SaveGREEN project takes us to the gorgeous Zakarpattia Region (or Oblast), located in western Ukraine. This unique pilot area, comprising roughly 12,780 km2, lies within the Zakarpattia lowlands and along the...

  • SaveGREEN - An important contribution to the implementation of the Carpathian Convention
    - 14-01-2022
    An important contribution to the implementation of the Carpathian Convention

    Let's start the new year with an important throwback moment for SaveGREEN to the end of the year last year where a high-impact networking event took place. The Carpathian Convention held its 12th Implementation Committee Meeting in Krakow,...

  • SaveGREEN - Involving wider audience - Coverage of SaveGREEN press field trip in Slovak media
    - 11-01-2022
    Involving wider audience - Coverage of SaveGREEN press field trip in Slovak media

    After the Hungarian pilot site press visit, the "cross-border sibling area", Novohrad on the Slovakian side had its own successful press field trip as well, organised within the SaveGREEN project, reaching high media coverage and drawing public...

  • SaveGREEN - Developing an integrated monitoring plan for the Arad-Deva pilot area
    - 11-01-2022
    Developing an integrated monitoring plan for the Arad-Deva pilot area

    A complex and diverse natural and cultural landscape, the Arad-Deva pilot area in Romania harbours the Mureș River Valley, the Zarand and Metaliferi mountains to the north, and the Lipovei Hills and Poiana Ruscă Mountains to the south. The...

  • SaveGREEN - A call to action: incorporating Nature in Infrastructure Development
    - 11-01-2022
    A call to action: incorporating Nature in Infrastructure Development

    The impacts of infrastructure development on ecosystems and biodiversity are vividly evident today. Roads represent the first tendrils of human expansion, driving deforestation and degradation, opening thousands of hectares of previously intact...

  • SaveGREEN - Protecting crucial habitats and green corridors in the Romanian Târgu Mureș – Târgu Neamț pilot area
    - 21-12-2021
    Protecting crucial habitats and green corridors in the Romanian Târgu Mureș – Târgu Neamț pilot area

    The Târgu Mureș – Târgu Neamț pilot area stretches along three counties (Mureș, Harghita, and Neamț) and links two major historical regions: Transylvania in the west and Moldova in the east. It also incorporates some of the Romanian Eastern...

  • SaveGREEN - Impacts of landscape fragmentation on wildlife in the Beskydy-Kysuce pilot area
    - 14-12-2021
    Impacts of landscape fragmentation on wildlife in the Beskydy-Kysuce pilot area

    The Beskydy-Kysuce pilot area is a mountainous cross-border region at the edge of the Western Carpathians. It consists of the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy, Kysucké Beskydy, Javorníky, Jablunkov, and White Carpathian mountain ranges, the Hostýn...

  • SaveGREEN - Introducing the pilot areas of Austria: Aisterheim and Pöttsching
    - 07-12-2021
    Introducing the pilot areas of Austria: Aisterheim and Pöttsching

    Our second virtual trip with the SaveGREEN project takes us to the beautiful Kobernausser Forest, situated at the edge of the ecological corridor connecting the Austrian Alps with the Czech Republic, and to the village of Pöttsching, which lies...

  • SaveGREEN - The mystery of the disappearing lynx in Beskydy
    - 29-11-2021
    The mystery of the disappearing lynx in Beskydy

    Scientists have been monitoring the lynx population in Slovakia for more than five years. What are the reasons behind the specie’s dwindling numbers? There might be as few as 200 lynxes in Slovakia. Poaching and road and railway collisions...

  • SaveGREEN - In good company: SaveGREEN at the 16th EUSDR PA6 Steering Committee Meeting
    - 26-11-2021
    In good company: SaveGREEN at the 16th EUSDR PA6 Steering Committee Meeting

    On 11 November, several members of the SaveGREEN project team participated in the 16th Steering Committee meeting of the EUSDR’s (EU Strategy for the Danube Region) Priority Area 6 (PA6). The meeting centered around the key topic of ‘Ecological...

  • SaveGREEN - Danube Region looks to a sustainable future - highlights of the 10 th EUSDR Forum
    - 23-11-2021
    Danube Region looks to a sustainable future - highlights of the 10 th EUSDR Forum

    ‘Youth and Digitalisation’ were the core topics of the 10th Annual Forum of EUSDR.  November 2021 marks the first occasion in which a non-EU member state, Ukraine, assumes the rotating presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region...

  • SaveGREEN - Introducing the first experimental area, the Nógrád-Novohrad pilot site
    - 19-11-2021
    Introducing the first experimental area, the Nógrád-Novohrad pilot site

    Let us guide you along a virtual trip through the breath-taking scenery of the Novohrad-Nógrád green infrastructure (GI) pilot area, which straddles a border area between Hungary and Slovakia. At this ‘blue corridor’ crossing you need a boat to...

  • SaveGREEN - Taking in the full view: press field trip to Nógrád
    - 15-11-2021
    Taking in the full view: press field trip to Nógrád

    “Down below, next to the field, runs a narrow corridor lined with trees and bushes,” András Weiperth form MATE university pointed out. “That’s the most likely route for wolves passing through the area.” This is interesting enough information...

  • SaveGREEN - The Power of Nature: An Introduction to Green Infrastructure
    - 07-11-2021
    The Power of Nature: An Introduction to Green Infrastructure

    This is the first in a series of articles focusing on green infrastructure (GI) and how its various applications can help tackle the biodiversity crisis in Central and Eastern Europe. We also explain how the SaveGREEN project promotes good GI...

  • SaveGREEN - Wolf Pack Days - Infoday in Hungary
    - 18-10-2021
    Wolf Pack Days - Infoday in Hungary

    CEEweb associates and volunteers, along with SaveGREEN partners, assembled in Aggtelek for the Falka Napok festival to advocate for the protection of large carnivore species. How did we do, and what did we learn?   Human activity has...

  • SaveGREEN - GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: THE MAGYAR APPROACH
    - 04-10-2021
    GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: THE MAGYAR APPROACH

    Hungarian stakeholders unite to consider how to improve the ongoing SaveGREEN project and promote Green Infrastructure development within pilot areas. Ecological corridors and biodiversity within SaveGREEN pilot areas are hugely at...

  • SaveGREEN - Monitoring lynx in the Beskydy Mountains
    - 28-05-2021
    Monitoring lynx in the Beskydy Mountains

    HOPING TO MAP IMPORTANT WILDLIFE corridors used by large carnivores and other animals, researchers from Mendel University in Brno have been fitting satellite tracking collars to five male lynx during the past year. The aim is simple, yet crucial:...

  • SaveGREEN - World Biodiversity Day!
    - 25-05-2021
    World Biodiversity Day!

    On Saturday, 22 May, SaveGREEN joined millions of people around the world in celebration of World Biodiversity Day, this year under the slogan “We’re part of the solution #ForNature”. This year’s Biodiversity Day is particularly important as the...

  • SaveGREEN - A Global Strategy for Sustainable Transport and other Linear Infrastructure
    - 12-04-2021
    A Global Strategy for Sustainable Transport and other Linear Infrastructure

    Roads, railways, power-lines and other linear infrastructures are global major threats to biodiversity. Yet, they are also essential to meet the demands of growing populations. Urgent decisions and targeted actions are needed to ensure that the...

  • SaveGREEN - Funding Green Infrastructure (at all costs)
    - 26-02-2021
    Funding Green Infrastructure (at all costs)

    With ecological corridors in the Danube region currently threatened by the lack of proper planning of economic development activities, the need to fund interventions in line with the standards of green infrastructure is critical. Thus, the...

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