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Aug 01, 2018
[Project completed] In the project UrbaBio, representatives of the participating Alpine Towns of Annecy, Belluno, Chambéry and Trento drew on each other's broad pool of knowledge to promote biodiversity in the city.
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(c) Daniele Dalvit

Biodiversity is omnipresent - not only in wild places and nature reserves, but also in our cities, right where we live and work. We are an integral part of it. This biodiversity is strongly influenced by the use of natural resources. The conservation of biodiversity requires not only the conservation of individual plant and animal species, but also the conservation of their habitats (e.g. water supply, nutrient cycle). 

Scientists see urban areas as important niches for biodiversity. Therefore, the integration of biodiversity into the planning and management of urban areas is a key factor for the conservation of biodiversity.

The Alpine Towns involved in the project developed innovative solutions for participation in the planning and implementation process, for decision-making and for the implementation of initiatives to improve urban green spaces. 

The Alpine Town of the Year association was leadpartner of this project. The four Alpine Towns of the Year Annecy, Belluno, Chambéry and Trento and the International Commission for the Protection of the Alps CIPRA were partners. The project costs were covered by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature and Nuclear Safety, the Alpine Town of Annecy and the Alpine Town of the Year Association.


DateAlpine townsDocuments
25-26 September 2018 Belluno/IT Programme (en)
20-21 May 2019 Trento/IT  Programme (en)
21-22 June 2019 Chambéry/F
Spring 2019 Annecy/F
Filed under: CIPRA project, UrbaBio

Final publication

Set of postcards from the four UrbaBio Alpine Towns Annecy, Belluno, Chambéry and Trento.

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Magdalena Holzer
Project manager CIPRA International