The official webpage of the project: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/connectgreen
NFA Romsilva Piatra Craiului National Park Administration started the implementation of the project “Restoring and managing ecological corridors in mountains as the green infrastructure in the Danube basin” – ConnectGREEN. The project is financed by Interreg-Danube Transnational Programme and the Lead Partner is WWF DCP Romania. The project has a duration of 3 years (2018-2021).
The Piatra Craiului National Park Administration (PCNP) aims to maintain the biodiversity, landscape and species conservation, to promote and encourage tourist activities and public awareness and education for the conservation of natural values.
The main activities of the park administration are: biodiversity, landscape and valuable species conservation, ecological corridors inventory and monitoring activities as well as adequate management actions for their protection.
PCNP is one of the four pilot sites of the project.
The main objective of the project ConnectGREEN is to maintain and improve the ecological connectivity between natural habitats, especially between Natura 2000 sites and other protected area categories in the Carpathian ecoregion.
The project has 3 specific objectives:
Developing innovative solutions and guidance to identify ecological corridors and connectivity gaps in a harmonized way across the Carpathian ecoregion to maintain long-term, cross-border wildlife movement, associated ecosystem services and a high level of biodiversity in the region.
Engaging protected area and Natura 2000 site managers, conservationists, spatial planners and other key stakeholders in an integrated approach for strengthening the capacity for identifying and managing ecological corridors.
Reconciling nature conservation and spatial planning and development in ecological corridors and Natura 2000 sites by identifying and implementing strategic directions and instruments and practices.
The project partners are listed below:
National Institute for Research and Development in Constructions, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development
WWF International Danube-Carpathian Programme
Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic
Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening
CEEweb for Biodiversity
Szent István University
Slovak Environment Agency
The State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava-SPECTRA Centre of Excellence of EU
Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia
National Park Djerdap
The Associated Partners of the project are listed below:
Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic
Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic
Bükk National Park Directorate
Ministry of Environment of Romania
Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia
Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resource of Ukraine
Danubeparks-Danube River Network of Protected Areas
Alpine Network of Protected Areas-ALPARC
Parks Dinarides-Network of protected areas of Dinarides
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