Integrative Alpine wildlife and habitat management for the next generation


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
  • Liveable
  • Enhance the protection, the conservation and the ecological connectivity of Alpine Space ecosystems
    • Group 7: To develop ecological connectivity in the whole EUSALP territory
  • 11/2016
  • 12/2019
  • 2.880.295 EUR
  • 2.241.693 EUR


ALPARC – Alpine Network of Protected Areas (Lead partner)
  • Lead partner
  • France
  • Rhône-Alpes
  • Chambéry
    University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna; Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology
    • Austria
    • Wien
    • Wien
        Slovenia Forest Service
        • Slovenia
        • Zahodna Slovenia
        • Ljubljana
            Hohe Tauern National Park
            • Austria
            • Tirol
            • Matrei
                Asters, Conservatory of natural areas of Upper Savoy
                • France
                • Rhône-Alpes
                • PRINGY
                    Agricultural Institute of Slovenia
                    • Slovenia
                    • Zahodna Slovenia
                    • Ljubljana
                        National park Administration Berchtesgaden
                        • Germany
                        • Oberbayern
                        • Berchtesgaden
                            blue! advancing european projects GbR
                            • Germany
                            • Oberbayern
                            • München
                                European Academy of Bolzano
                                • Italy
                                • Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen
                                • Bolzano
                                    Swiss National Park
                                    • Switzerland
                                    • OstSwitzerland
                                    • Zernez
                                        Julian Prealps Nature Park
                                        • Italy
                                        • Friuli-Venezia Giulia
                                        • RESIA
                                            French Hunters’ Association
                                            • France
                                            • Île de France
                                            • Issy les Moulineaux
                                                Kalkalpen National Park
                                                • Austria
                                                • OberAustria
                                                • Molln
                                                    Landcare Germany
                                                    • Germany
                                                    • Mittelfranken
                                                    • Ansbach
                                                        The Italyn Federation of Parks and Nature Reserves - Europarc Italy
                                                        • Italy
                                                        • Lazio
                                                        • Rome
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                                                            • Policy recommendations for ecological connectivity in the EUSALP area and for the Alps-Danube-Carpathians cooperation

                                                              1. 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 perimeter

                                                              This 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 crime

                                                              This 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 Alps

                                                              This 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 Alpatlas

                                                              This final publication presents the spatial analysis and perspectives of [ecological] connectivity in the wider Alpine areas in the form of an atlas.