New Alpine Space Project – Valorizing connectivity and sustainable use of resources for successful ecosystem management policies in the Alps
ALPARC obtained together with international partners a new Alpine Space Project valorizing former project results within regional and European policies.
GreenAlps shapes the framework for a sustainable and efficient European nature and biodiversity conservation policy for the Alps. It relies on two key projects covering essential issues how to best conserve alpine biodiversity by integrating the concept of an ecological continuum in European and regional policies (ECONNECT ) and how to avoid negative impacts of renewable energy production on nature (recharge.green ).
The further integration of results from these projects and other topic related projects in policy strategies is based on the valuation of ecosystem services and on a reliable definition of the carrying capacity of Alpine natural habitats. An intact alpine biodiversity is calling for long-term orientated land use planning, new ways of cooperation and a precautionary approach of other key sectors. The successful governance model of pilot areas working beyond protected sites will help to verify the practicability of the proposed strategies and their possible implementation in European policies.
Partners of this project are : ALPARC (The Alpine Network of Protected Areas, Lead Partner) (F); CIPRA International (FL); EURAC (European Academy of Bolzano) (I); FIWI (Wildlife Institute of Vienna) (A); Berchtesgaden National Park (D); Kalkalpen National Park (A); Prealpi Giulie Nature Park (I); Triglavski Narodni Park (SI).