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

SaveGREEN Project is funded by European Union Funds (ERDF).

ConnectGREEN – Restoring and managing ecological corridors in mountains as the green infrastructure in the Danube basin. The main objective of ConnectGREEN project for the next 3 years (2018 – 2021) is to maintain, respectively improve the ecological connectivity between natural habitats, especially between Natura 2000 sites and other protected areas of transnational relevance in the Carpathian ecoregion, namely in Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia and Ukraine.

One of the project’s outputs is the Innovative Decision Support Tool. For more information click here and here.

Project was co-funded by the European Union Funds (European Rural Development Funds & Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance).

TRANSGREEN aims to contribute to safer and environmentally-friendly road and rail networks in mountainous regions of the Danube Basin with a special focus on the Carpathian Mountains. It will do so by improving planning frameworks and developing concrete environmentally-friendly and safe road and rail transport solutions taking into account elements of Green Infrastructure, in particular ecological corridors.

TRANSGREEN “Integrated Transport and Green Infrastructure Planning in the Danube Carpathian Region for the Benefit of People and Nature” project (DTP1-187-3.1, January 2017 – June 2019) was funded by the Danube Transnational Programme through European Regional Development Funds.

Centralparks aims at improving management capacities of Carpathian protected areas. The project will support nature protection and local sustainable development, improve integrated environmental management capacities and policies, enhance transnational cooperation, and mitigate current threats and pressures to biodiversity. Policy support documents and tools, tailored for decision-makers and protected area managers, focus on enhancing biodiversity and landscape conservation, local sustainable tourism development, integrated nature conservation planning, habitat evaluation, ecosystem services, and communication with local communities.

The project has been elaborated thanks to the project Building management capacities of Carpathian protected areas for the integration and harmonisation of biodiversity protection and local socio-economic development (Centralparks), supported by Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme.

BioREGIO Carpathians wants to show how the integrated management of the Carpathians’ natural assets can boost both, sustainable development and ecological connectivity in the Carpathian region. Together with regional stakeholders, we will identify development opportunities in protected areas in the Carpathians and will find ways of cooperation for bringing these opportunities to live.

To see the BioREGIO Carpathians Project results, see the Web GIS portal.

BioREGIO Carpathians is a transnational cooperation project, co-financed under the 2nd call of the EU SEE Transnational Cooperation Programme, priority area “Protection and Improvement of the Environment”.

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