NaturaConnect expert survey


Green Infrastructure is key for long-term conservation of biodiversity and better connection of protected areas. Consequently, LIFE WILDisland and DANUBEPARKS cooperate with the European Horizon project NaturaConnect led by the Institute of Applied System Analysis (IIASA, Austria), to promote ecological connectivity. It strives to support the development of a coherent Trans-European Nature Network (TEN-N) linking conserved areas as stated in the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 as well as in the Convention on Biological Diversity Global Biodiversity Framework. The project unites 22 universities and research institutes, government bodies and non-governmental organizations, working together with relevant stakeholders.

We support the study on how protected areas and related ecological corridors are governed and financed at the national and transnational levels in the Danube-Carpathian region to find best practise examples. The title of the output is “Review and synthesis of best practices in governance and land-use policies to implement the Trans-European Nature Network (TEN-N)”. The region is one out of six case study areas of the project (Finland, France, Portugal, Donaña region in Spain, peri-urban area of Leipzig, Germany). The activities are carried out by the University of Life Science and Natural Resources, Austria and WWF-Central and Eastern Europe.

We invite stakeholders from nature conservation and other relevant sectors to reveal how (inter)national strategies and action plans are implemented related to protected areas and ecological connectivity and if there is collaboration with other sectors in this concern.

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If you are working in a related sector (agriculture, forestry, water management, spatial planning, energy), please click on this link.

Thank you for your contribution!

Photo credit: EUROPARC Federation from Kerneri National Park Latvia

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