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Evaluation of approaches for designing and implementing ecological networks in the Alps

Continuum Project

Continuum Project

Année de publication2009
Auteur(s)Thomas Scheurer
Co-auteursLisa Bose & Irene Künzle (Swiss Biodiversity Forum)
Forme de documentAutres
In order to provide a methodological support for all connectivity activities in the Alps, the Ecological Continuum Initiative evaluated existing approaches / methods developed for designing and implementing ecological networks. A small group of scientists and practitioners has evaluated the applied methodologies and results from four approaches: from the joint project of the partners that started in 2002 (based mainly on species), from the project of ALPARC (based mainly on land use and habitats), from the Swiss national ecological network REN and from the Pan European Ecological Network (PEEN). This evaluation helped to find the most efficient application of these methods (but not the development of a new methodological approach) and the reliability of available results. The results of the methodological evaluation have been published in an "Assessment Report".
More information on the Ecological Continuum Initiative on http://www.alpine-ecological-network.org/continuum
Evaluation of approaches for designing and implementing ecological networks in the Alps (with Appendix) — 1002Kb
Within the Continuum Project (pre-project July 2007-December 2008, see page 2), four aspects considering the planning and implementation of ecological networks in Alpine space have been deepened: The evaluation and assessment of existing approaches (Work package A ; WPA), the listing and description of existing measures (Work package B), first elements for communication on ecological networks and mobilisation of stakeholders in appropriate pilot regions (Wok package C) and preparing future projects on ecological networks (Work package D). See: http://www.alpineecological- network.org <br/>This report summarizes the results of Wok package A, aiming at an overview on existing approaches and an assessment in view of their application in Alpine space and in pilot regions.
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