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Step by Step to ecological connectivity

Friday, 12 July 2013

Act locally: Municipalities contribute to ecological connectivity

ALPARC has shown a number of possibilities how municipalities can pro-actively participate in the implementation of ecological networks in a brochure published in parallel to the movie “For hermits and fire salamanders – How municipalities connect habitats in the Alps” within the Ecological Continuum initiative.
The 16-page brochure "Step by Step to ecological connectivity " gives an overview of different activities for municipalities in the Alpine region illustrating how they can improve the ecological connectivity on their municipal ground through simple concrete actions.



The focus lies on individual areas, such as municipal spatial and land use planning, management of green areas or municipal lighting, as well as on individual stakeholder groups (agriculture, hunters, citizens …).

The brochure offers a number of arguments to councillors and staff explaining the significance of these actions in simple terms, not only for the environment but also for the quality of life of all members of the community.

The actions presented in the brochure have been selected from the collection of the catalogue of measures, and were partly tested in the pilot regions of the ECONNECT project.


The brochure is available in 4 languages (German, French, Italian, English).


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Link to download the brochure: