ALPBIONET2030 Final Conference
Ecological connectivity is the basis of Alpine and global habitat and species protection.
However, with the fact of different regions having different tools to measure and improve biodiversity, it becomes a main issue to realize an integrative concept for the protection of ecosystems and biodiversity within the Alps, a beautiful and unique European landscape rich in valuable habitats and structures, but endangered by over-exploitation.
The overall objective is to consolidate and enhance transnational cooperation in the field of nature conservation and ecological connectivity for biodiversity conservation by introducing:
- An Alps-wide system of Strategic Alpine Connectivity Areas (SACA), reflecting the valuable and potential areas for ecological connectivity, defined at large scale and implemented in cooperation with the Alpine Convention and the EUSALP.
- An integrated wildlife management for the Alps and an increased level of defragmentation in sectoral policies (hunting, forestry, agriculture, tourism, spatial development, etc.).
- Solutions for human-nature conflict management as a crucial element of the success for the conservation of biodiversity and the establishment of ecological connectivity.