Ecological Networks in the European Alps
The Ecological Continuum Initiative
Ecological Continuum in the Alps: from 50 questions to a few concerted actions
(27.05.2013) How will demographic change affect the future of the ecological continuum? And which indicators of species and habitats can be used to assess an ecological network? These are just two of the 50 questions put together by scientists, politicians and environmentalists from all the Alpine lands. More »
How municipalities connect habitats in the Alps
|What can be done to preserve the diversity of plant and animal species in the Alps? CIPRA provides some answers in the short film "For hermits and fire salamanders - How municipalities connect habitats in the Alps". The film can be seen online and at different locations in the Alps.To the full version of the film & more info...
Platform “Ecological network” of the Alpine Convention
Alpine Convention strengthens co-operation between neighbouring countries
With its new presidency, the "Ecological Network" Platform of the Alpine Convention is now continuing its work. In focus in 2013 and 2014 are cross-border co-operation between neighbouring states and activities in the pilot regions.
Other projects and initiatives
Green light for greenAlps
Numerous investigations have shown the immense richness and benefits of biodiversity in the Alps, as well as what could be done to safeguard and ensure the continuance of this situation. However these findings have not been universally adopted in policies or by those responsible for implementing them. This is where the greenAlps project comes in: it investigates and takes the results from on-going and completed European projects, processes them and makes them accessible to the key stakeholders at regional, national and international level. The aim is to improve the framework conditions for sustainable, efficient European environmental policies that will protect and maintain nature in the Alps.
About this website
This website offers you an overview on the connectivity topic, showing why, how and by whom the ecological networks in the Alps should be implemented (see section "The Alpine Ecological Network"). The section "Information services" offers access to publications, projects, experts, links, funding sources etc. Part of this information is available in several languages. Furthermore, the website offers you a news archive related to connectivity in the Alps. Most news items are available in English, some also in German, French, Italian and Slovenian. In the section "About us" three major initiatives aiming at the creation of an Alpine ecological network are presented. You can follow their activities and download their products.