Currently, ecological corridors in the Carpathian and further mountain ranges of the Danube region are threatened by the lack of adequate planning of economic development initiatives. Linear transport infrastructure, urban development, intensive agricultural, forestry, and water management practises can interrupt the eco-corridors, cause traffic-deaths, and lower the reproductive success of key species.
Therefore, the SaveGREEN project is working on identifying, collecting and promoting the best solutions for safeguarding ecological corridors based on integrated planning. SaveGREEN will test these findings in the critical ecological corridors located in the Alpine-Carpathian Corridor, the Kobernausser forest (Austria), the Beskydy-Kysuce Czech-Slovak cross-border area), in the Novohrad-Nógrád Hungarian-Slovak cross-border area, in the Upper Mures valley (Târgu Mureş–Târgu Neamţ) and the Lower Mures valley (Arad-Deva) in Romania, the Zakarpatska region in Ukraine, and the Rila-Verila-West Border mountains in Bulgaria.
By monitoring the impact of mitigation measures, SaveGREEN will help derive proper recommendations for follow-up actions and policy design.
Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF)