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Project HABITALP

 Information about the Project Habitalp: "Alpine Habitat Diversity", a project of the Interreg IIIB Alpine Space programme. 2002-2006

The HABITALP project deals with the diversity of alpine habitats and its goal is to monitor in a standardized way long term environmental changes in these habitats. This is performed with the help of colour infrared (CIR) aerial photographs. Special focus is given to the identification and long term survey (monitoring) of NATURA 2000 sites, in particular of habitats cited in annex I of the Habitat Directive, which are detectable by aerial photographs.

11protected areas were active within HABITALP, divided as follows among five nations: Germany (1), Austria (1), Italy (5), France (3), Switzerland (1). Berchtesgaden National Park was the leader for the overall project.