Integrative Alpine wildlife and habitat management for the next generation

Following the framework logic of INTERREG B projects, the activities foreseen are subdivided into 5 technical work packages:

  • Identifying ecological connectivity (ec) experts to find a common approach within the Alps and critically evaluate existing ec approaches and tools;
  • Visualizing and publishing an online-platform, where users can identify valuable areas and conflict zones. Responsible: Swiss National Park
  • Analysing different ecological effects of hunting systems and launching the consultation process between hunting and related sectors (forest management, wildlife crime units). The wildlife management strategy will be an important component of a future Alps-wide biodiversity conservation and ec strategy.   Responsible: University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna: Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology
  • Developing a spatial concept for Strategic Alpine Connectivity Areas (SACA), thus contributing to an Alps-wide planning process closely linked to relevant policy goals - thus achieving a smooth transition to a more and more connected and non-fragmented Alpine area. Responsible: ALPARC – Alpine Network of Protected Areas
  • Insuring a ‘genetic exchange’ between the Alps and the macro-regional strategy EUSALP – both literally and in the real sense of the wording – to better integrate the demands of the surrounding metropolitan areas with Alpine needs, as resource battery and natural area for living and recreation. Responsible: ALPARC – Alpine Network of Protected Areas
  • Developing guidelines and mediation at policy and operational levels for the resolution of human-nature conflicts, based on the examination of spatial and socio-economic impacts of human activity: Responsible: EURAC - European Academy of Bolzano