NaturaConnect Expert Survey
Green infrastructure is key for long-term conservation of biodiversity and better connection of protected areas. The European Horizon project NaturaConnect strives to support the development of a coherent Trans-European Nature Network (TEN-N) linking conserved areas.
The Carpathian Convention Secretariat is cooperating with NaturaConnect led by the Institute of Applied System Analysis (IIASA, Austria), to promote ecological connectivity.
We support the study on how protected areas and related ecological corridors are governed and financed at the national and transnational levels in the Danube-Carpathian region to find examples of best practices. The title of the output is “Review and synthesis of best practices in governance and land-use policies to implement the Trans-European Nature Network (TEN-N).” The region is one out of six case study areas of the project (Finland, France, Portugal, Donaña region in Spain, peri-urban area of Leipzig, Germany). The activities are carried out by the University of Life Science and Natural Resources, Austria and WWF-Central and Eastern Europe.
We invite stakeholders from nature conservation and other relevant sectors to reveal how (inter)national strategies and action plans are implemented related to protected areas and ecological connectivity and if there is collaboration with other sectors in this concern.
The NaturaConnect project unites 22 universities and research institutes, government bodies and non-governmental organizations, working together with relevant stakeholders. Developing a coherent TEN-N linking conserved areas follows the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 as well as in the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Global Biodiversity Framework.