ConnectGREEN project


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:

Romania

National Institute for Research and Development in Constructions, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development

Austria

WWF International Danube-Carpathian Programme

Czech Republic

Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic

Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening

Hungary

CEEweb for Biodiversity

Szent István University

Slovakia

Slovak Environment Agency

The State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava-SPECTRA Centre of Excellence of EU

Serbia

Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia

National Park Djerdap

 

The Associated Partners of the project are listed below:

 

Czech Republic

Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic

Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic

Hungary

Bükk National Park Directorate

Romania

Ministry of Environment of Romania

Serbia

Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia

Slovakia

Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic

Ukraine

Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resource of Ukraine

Austria

Danubeparks-Danube River Network of Protected Areas

France

Alpine Network of Protected Areas-ALPARC

Montenegro

Parks Dinarides-Network of protected areas of Dinarides

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