Press Release: Results of the international project greenAlps

Dec 19, 2014

Chambéry/F, 08 January 2015 > Press Release: Results of the international project greenAlps (pdf) Biodiversity needs bold policy and stringent implementation Biodiversity is a foundation for human wellbeing. However, strategies for its protection are not implemented effectively and projects often do not have the desired effect. The partners of the international project greenAlps present a series […]

Obstacles to ecological connectivity and ways towards more acceptance and cooperation

Nov 1, 2014

What makes it difficult to expand the boundaries of protected areas? How can ecosystem services help to raise public awareness of the importance of protected areas? At a greenAlps workshop, organized by Julian Prealps Nature Park on 27 May 2014 in Resiutta, Italy, participants from Tourism Bohinj, the Triglav National Park, the Swiss National Park, […]

Ecological connectivity – challenges in cross-border cooperation

Oct 1, 2014

Stakeholders are showing signs of European project fatigue when they do not observe concrete results for their wellbeing. At a greenAlps workshop, organized by Tourism Bohinj and Triglav National Park on 26 May 2014 in Bohinj/Slovenia, participants talked about difficulties and possibilities to achieve tangible results. Workshop participants from the Tourism Bohinj, Triglav National Park, […]

Sustainable spatial planning in the Alpine Rhine valley

Sep 25, 2014

The Alpine Rhine Valley is a hot spot: For biodiversity it is very important as many plants and animals use it as an important migration route. For mankind it is a functional place where agriculture, forestry, energy production and other uses intensively take place. Therefore interests in the Rhine Valley between Lake of Constance and […]

Interdisciplinary cooperation for better ecological connectivity

Aug 24, 2014

Ecological networks can only be successfully implemented if people from the nature protection sector work with other related sectors. With a view towards the upcoming new funding period of the Alpine Space Programme, participants of a greenAlps workshop, organized by the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology (Vetmeduni Vienna) on 3 June 2014 in Salzburg, talked […]

Biosphere reserves: an opportunity for regional ecological networks?

Jul 24, 2014

How can small protected areas contribute to biodiversity conservation on a regional scale? How can funding for biodiversity activities be ensured in the long term? Creating a biosphere reserve might be a solution for the Austrian region Northern Limestone Alps. This is one of the outcomes of a greenAlps stakeholder workshop held on 20 May […]

Landscape and agriculture: main pillars for regional development in the pilot area Berchtesgaden-Salzburg

Jun 5, 2014

What are the gaps and needs after several Alpine Space projects in the pilot area Berchtesgaden-Salzburg? Which recommendations can be given for the further programming of European funds? These questions guided the discussions of a stakeholder workshop organized in Berchtesgaden in April. As main topics for future regional development, the participants identified landscape and agriculture. […]

The balancing act of spatial planning: meeting ecological, economic and social needs

May 17, 2014

  Conflicts of interest between economic, social and nature conservation goals abound.  Discussions during a greenAlps trans-sectoral workshop in Bolzano on 15 May 2014 focused on the need to find compromises and the challenges involved. Spatial planners should ensure a good balance among all interests, but they often struggle with conflicts – some obvious ones […]

Online survey is ready to be filled in by invited experts

Apr 16, 2014

The questionnaire cited below is now available and has been shared with several experts in the Alpine region. Insuring lasting, intact, Alpine biodiversity calls for on-going spatial and land use planning, new collaborations between different key sectors, and sound science as the bases for decision-making.  We would like to invite experts to help us shape […]

The greenAlps partners discuss co-ordination needs and next steps

Apr 16, 2014

Project partners met in Innsbruck, Austria, on 19 March 2014, to coordinate the activities of WP4 “Governance in pilot areas” and WP5 “Capitalization & integration”. WP4 Leader EURAC presented the current status of their activities. The EURAC team visited all four pilot areas to get firsthand information on their previous experiences and their future needs. […]

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