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RSE Ricerca Sistema Energetico SpA

BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

IzVRS Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia

AEM European association of the Elected Representatives from Mountain Region
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ECONNECT

Improving Ecological Connectivity in the Alps

The ECONNECT project aims at the enhancement of ecological connectivity in the Alpine Space. Protection of biodiversity and natural heritage - a central necessity to cope with the challenges of climate change - requires an integrated approach which beyond protected areas considers high biodiversity areas and corridors as linking elements of an Alpine ecological network. International umbrella organizations linked to the Alpine Convention, scientific institutions and local implementation partners have joined forces to demonstrate needs and options for action and develop innovative instruments for ecological connectivity.

Main actions developed in the frame of the ECONNECT project are the following:

  • Geographic data across the Alps were collected and harmonised with a novel and innovative tool; the ecological connectivity in the Alpine range and within the seven Pilot Regions was assessed based on a common approach.
  • Six umbrella-species were selected and their potential movements in the alpine landscape were modeled based on their habitat requirements.
  • The first study ever on legal barriers to connectivity in the Alps was carried out and solutions were identified.
  • The most relevant barriers and corridors at the Alpine and the regional level were identified; a number of concrete measures aiming to enhance connectivity within and beyond the cross-border Pilot Regions of the project were implemented.
  • Knowledge concerning ecological connectivity, the key stakeholders and the general public.

Visit www.econnectproject.eu

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