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Manuals to Support Nature Conservation in the Carpathians

What is at issue?

The Carpathians consitute Europe's largest remaining wilderness area. Many species which, in the rest of Europe have gone totally or almost extinct, find refuge in the Carpathians. By signing the "Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians,” the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Ukraine decided to cooperate in the protection and sustainable development of the region. This led to many open questions on the feasible management of nature reserves.

What is the benefit?

The handbook is intended to provide an overview of significant funding sources for nature reserve management and sustainable rural development in the Carpathians. It offers tools for managing conflicts between infrastructure projects on the one hand and nature conservation and protection areas on the other.

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What do we do?

On behalf of WWF International (Danube-Carpathian Program) two manuals were published and submitted to all relevant NGOs:

–      “Seizing opportunities to support nature conservation and local development in the Carpathian Mountains – Handbook of selected funding sources”

–      “Addressing threats to nature in the Carpathian Mountains – Handbook of legal and administrative instruments for addressing conflicts between infrastructure and nature conservation”.

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