Ecological connectivity, i.e. the free movement of species and the flow of natural processes that sustain life on Earth, is the basis of Alpine and global habitat and species protection. However, the rich and valuable landscapes of the Alps are endangered by over-exploitation and development. Furthermore, different regions have different tools to measure and improve ecological connectivity. That is why ALPBIONET2030 realised an integrative concept for the protection of ecosystems and biodiversity in the Alps. They set up a standardised Alpine-wide software for connectivity, awildlife management strategy, a map of strategic connectivity areas as well as a strategy on how to resolve human-nature conflicts.
- 2014 – 2020
- Enhance the protection, the conservation and the ecological connectivity of Alpine Space ecosystems
- Group 7: To develop ecological connectivity in the whole EUSALP territory
- 2.880.295 EUR
- 2.241.693 EUR
- Lead partner
- Yann Kohler
- Zahodna Slovenia
- Zahodna Slovenia
- Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen
- Friuli-Venezia Giulia
- Île de France
- Issy les Moulineaux
Policy recommendations for ecological connectivity in the EUSALP area and for the Alps-Danube-Carpathians cooperationStrategy1. Recommendations to enhance and promote ecological connectivity in the EUSALP area 2. Recommendations and Action Plan for the Alps-Danube-Carpathians cooperation for ecological connectivity
Wildlife management within the EUSALP perimeterStrategyThis report maps and analyzes varying Alpine wildlife management systems and impacts on ecological connectivity considering the distribution of wide-ranging game species.
Practical handbook on forensic procedures in wildlife crimeToolThis handbook was published to build capacity and inform on documenting and combating wildlife crime for national/regional wildlife crime units.
Conflict management toolkit for ecological connectivity in the AlpsToolThis toolkit deals with conflict management of human-nature conflicts in the Alpine Space.
Spatial analysis and perspectives of [ecological] connectivity in the wider Alpine areas - ALPBIONET2030 AlpatlasStrategyThis final publication presents the spatial analysis and perspectives of [ecological] connectivity in the wider Alpine areas in the form of an atlas.