DINALPCONNECT

Transboundary ecological connectivity of Alps and Dinaric Mountains

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Ecological connectivity helps counteracting negative effects of habitat fragmentation and climate change. Eleven partners from seven countries will work to strengthen transnational cooperation to improve ecological connectivity throughout Dinaric Mountains connecting them with the Alps. EU and national policies will be examined, together with a socio-economic perspective of current pro-biodiversity businesses in the Pilot Regions, to prepare guidelines for their development in the project area. GIS spatial data will be collected to analyse the current ecological network and barriers. Combining analytical results with expert knowledge will deliver a Strategy for ecological connectivity throughout Dinaric Mountains connecting them with the Alps, which will be adopted by policy makers.

DINALPCONNECT project aims at improving transnational cooperation to reduce fragmentation and improve ecological connectivity for long-term conservation of biodiversity and delivery of ecosystem services in the project area. Balkan peninsula acted as ice age refugia and played a crucial role for re-colonisation of Central and Northern Europe by plant and animal species. Some of Europe’s largest well-preserved old growth forests are found in Dinaric mountains. However, this is threatened by habitat fragmentation and habitat loss due to a range of pressures associated with agriculture and forestry. Un-coordinated development of infrastructure and urbanisation further fragment natural habitats and reduce long-term resilience of ecosystems and their services. Therefore, a conceptual framework is needed which would coordinate development to maintain ecological connectivity and identify priority areas for implementation of green infrastructure at different governance levels. A DINALPCONNECT strategy for ecological connectivity in Dinaric Mountains and connectivity with the Alps based on spatial analysis of current corridors and barriers will provide such a framework at the macro-regional level. On a transboundary level, Pilot region Action plans based on guidelines for agricultural and forestry practices protecting biodiversity will enable implementation of actions for improved EC of selected priority habitats on both sides of the national border.

Publications
Combining GIS and SWOT analysis for enhancing ecological connectivity in the Alpine-Adriatic Area
Favilli F (2023)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Wildlife and Roads| Multiple aspects of an issue LIFE SAFE-CROSSING Final Conference | Sulmona : 17.5.2023 - 18.5.2023

Combining GIS and SWOT analysis for enhancing ecological connectivity in the Alpine-Adriatic Area
Favilli F, Laner P. (2023)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Wildlife and Roads| Multiple aspects of an issue LIFE SAFE-CROSSING Final Conference | Sulmona : 17.5.2023 - 18.5.2023

More information: https://life.safe-crossing.eu/

Application of the continuum suitability index (csi) model to display the permeability of the alpine-dinaric landscape and to define intervention priorities for ecological linkages
Favilli F, Laner P, Bertoncelj I (2023)
Journal article
Biodiversity and Conservation

More information: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10531-023-02651-6

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-023-02651-6

Human and Wildlife Conflicts in the Alpine Region: a scientific perspective

Favilli F (2022)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Human & wildlife co-existence – traditional & modern farming approaches in the mountains | Sighisoara | 11.7.2022 - 13.7.2022

Spatial analysis of ecological connectivity between the Alps and Dinaric mountains
Laner P, Favilli F (2022)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Securing ecological connectivity for large carnivores in the Carpathians | Baia Mare, Maramures | 4.7.2022 - 7.7.2022

More information: https://openbordersforbears.com/en/

DINALPCONNECT: Transboundary ecological connectivity of Alps and Dinaric Mountains & Spatial model for connectivity
Favilli F, Laner P (2022)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Large Carnivores, Wild Ungulates and Society Platform - WISO. 3rd meeting in the mandate until the XVII alpine conference | Online | 15.2.2022 - 15.2.2022

Enabling long term protection of biodiversity improving spatial models of ecological connectivity: The experience of the DINALPCONNECT project
Omizzolo A, Laner P, Favilli F (2022)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 61st ERSA Annual Congress | Pécs | 22.8.2022 - 27.8.2022

DINALPCONNECT: Transboundary ecological connectivity of Alps and Dinaric Mountains + Spatial model for connectivity [Doppione]
Favilli F, Laner P (2022)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Large Carnivores, Wild Ungulates and Society Platform - WISO. 3rd meeting in the mandate until the XVII alpine conference | Online | 15.2.2022 - 15.2.2022

Atlas of ecological connectivity and the main barriers in the Dinarides and between Alps and Dinaric Mountains
Laner P, Favilli F (2022)
Dinalpconnect.adrioninterreg.eu
(Valorisation of agricultural and forested landscapes for ecological connectivity potential)
Report

More information: https://dinalpconnect.adrioninterreg.eu/wp-content/uploads/2 ...

Planning principles and priority criteria for safeguarding open spaces in the Alps
Laner P (2022)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 4th International Conference on "Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions - SSPCR 2022" | Bolzano/Bozen | 19.7.2022 - 22.7.2022

Report on ecological connectivity assessment: Evaluations for the project area and transboundary pilot regions
Laner P, Favilli F (2022)
EU Interreg Adrion DINALPCONNECT project
(Valorisation of agricultural and forested landscapes for ecological connectivity potential)
Report

More information: https://dinalpconnect.adrioninterreg.eu/wp-content/uploads/2 ...

Spatial model for ecological connectivity between the Alps and the Dinaric mountains
Laner P, Favilli F (2022)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: DINALPCONNECT Conference on Ecological Connectivity | Velenje | 6.6.2022 - 7.6.2022

More information: http://dacconference.si/book_of_abstracts/

Spatial data availability and GIS model used to assess ecological connectivity
Laner P, Favilli F (2022)
(Valorisation of agricultural and forested landscapes for ecological connectivity potential)
Report

More information: https://dinalpconnect.adrioninterreg.eu/wp-content/uploads/2 ...

Homo sano in natura sana
Mezzena D, Favilli F, Laner P (2022)
Internet

More information: https://www.eurac.edu/en/magazine/homo-sano-in-natura-sana

Combining GIS and SWOT analysis for enhancing ecological connectivity in the Alpine-Adriatic Area
Favilli F, Laner P (2022)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: IENE 2022 International Conference “Connecting people, connecting landscapes” | Cluj Napoca | 19.9.2022 - 23.9.2022

SWOT workshop: Ecological connectivity of dry karst grasslands in the border area of Slovenia and Croatia
Kostelić B, Grgić M, Novoselc J, Favilli F (2022)
EU Interreg Adrion DINALPCONNECT project
(Develop Action plans for Pilot regions to promote ecological connectivity on transboundary level)
Report

More information: https://dinalpconnect.adrioninterreg.eu/wp-content/uploads/2 ...

Joint report on swot analysis carried out for the pilot area between Slovenia and Italy: Cross-border Chamois and Ibex management as well as Sustainable Forest Management in the Julian Alps
Pretner M, Ferfolja S, Favilli F (2022)
EU Interreg Adrion DINALPCONNECT project
(Develop Action plans for Pilot regions to promote ecological connectivity on transboundary level)
Report

More information: https://dinalpconnect.adrioninterreg.eu/wp-content/uploads/2 ...

SWOT workshop: SWOT analysis of eco-pastoral habitat systems management in the pilot area – Albania/Greece and for Ecological Connectivity Potentials
Leonetti L, Boshnjaku A, Travlos I, Antonopoulos N, Gazoulis I, Favilli F (2022)
EU Interreg Adrion DINALPCONNECT project
(Develop Action plans for Pilot regions to promote ecological connectivity on transboundary level)
Report

More information: https://dinalpconnect.adrioninterreg.eu/wp-content/uploads/2 ...

Joint report on the implemented workshops for performing SWOT analysis in pilot area on the border region of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bilaver Galinec E, Premelč M, Favilli F (2022)
EU Interreg Adrion DINALPCONNECT project
(Develop Action plans for Pilot regions to promote ecological connectivity on transboundary level)
Report

More information: https://dinalpconnect.adrioninterreg.eu/wp-content/uploads/2 ...

Spatial analysis of ecological connectivity between the Alps and Dinaric mountains
Laner P, Favilli F (2022)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: SaveGREEN - final conference | Vienna | 6.12.2022 - 7.12.2022

More information: https://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/savegreen/s ...

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