Plassmann Guido

ECONNECT Transboundary protected areas and ecological network in the Alps

Project Number: CH-2710
Project Type: Mission/Management Oriented Project
Project Duration: 09/01/2008 - 08/31/2011 project completed
Funding Source: Europe ,
Project Leader: Dr. Guido Plassmann
Director
ALPARC- Réseau Alpin des Espaces Protégés
256, rue de la République
FR-73000 Chambéry
France
Phone: +33 (0) 4 79 26 55 00
FAX: +33 (0) 4 79 26 55 01
e-Mail: guido.plassmann(at)alparc.org
Metadata: https://www.parcs.ch/snp/mmd_fullentry.php?docu_id=7811

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Research Areas:
Biodiversity

Disciplines:
general biology
ecology

Keywords:
connectivity, biodiversity, alpine protected areas, species approach, habitat approach

Abstract:
ECONNECT aims at the enhancement of ecological connectivity in the Alpine space. Protection of biodiversity and natural heritage – a central necessity to cope with the challenges of climate change – requires an integrated approach which beyond protected areas considers high biodiversity areas and corridors as linking elements of an Alpine ecological network. International umbrella organisations linked to the Alpine Convention, scientific institutions and local implementation partners have joined forces to demonstrate needs and options for action and develop innovative instruments for ecological connectivity. Pilot applications involving different stakeholders result in long-term implementation. To overcome legal and administrative constraints policy recommendations are presented ensuring effective cross-border cooperation and procedural harmonisation. Knowledge transfer and dissemination are guaranteed by the widely ramified structure of partners and the strategic use of networks.

Leading questions:
Improve connectivity in the Alps, restoring and preserving the ecological continuum, special management measures to reduce ecological fragmentation in the Alps

URL: http://www.econnectproject.eu

Publications:
Kohler, Y. & G. Plassmann 2017. Ecological connectivity in the Alps and beyond - a long term challenge. Conference Volume 6th Symposium for Research in Protected Areas. 2-3 November 2017: 321-322.

Plassmann G., M. Rapp & R. Haller (2016): Alpine connectivity – A green island? In: Plassmann et al. 2016. Alpine Nature 2030. Creating [ecological] connectivity for generations to come. Federal Ministry for the Environment, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Berlin.
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Gesamtpublikation:

Plassmann et al. 2016. Alpine Nature 2030. Creating [ecological] connectivity for generations to come. Federal Ministry for the Environment, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Berlin.
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Last update: 5/7/18
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)
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