"The Wall": Less barriers, more life!

Stop – no way through! A giant wall blocks the way of pedestrians in Zurich/CH, Vienna/A, Munich/D, Ljubljana/SI, Milan/I and Lyon/F. For animals, it’s the same every day: streets and settlements increasingly fragment their migration routes. Against the background of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biodiversity, being held in Nagoya, Japan in the second half of October, the ‘Ecological Continuum Initiative’ demonstrated with ‘The Wall’ on 20 October and 19 November 2010 how important interlinked habitats are for the survival of many plant and animal species.

© Ecological Continuum Initiative
© Ecological Continuum Initiative
The action the Wall was a great success and has caused a broad echo in the media. Take a look at some media reports from the different countries:

Austria

France

  • Le Progrès
  • Metro

Germany

Italy

Slovenia

Switzerland


Through huge animal shapes people can walk through the wall. On the wall itself and with the help of a flyer information on ecological connectivity in the Alps is given. The six walls are available for use also at other events. If you are interested in using the wall at your event, you can find more information here.

Use the Wall at your events

Are you planning an event drawing attention to the fragmentation of habitats? We have six walls that you can borrow for that purpose. More

Media Corner

Press releases presenting "The Wall" event in Milano, Munich, Zurich, Vienna, Ljubljana and Lyon as well as pictures are available here.

Photos

© Matjaž DovečarCheck our photo gallery of the wall event in Ljubljana, Milan, Munich, Vienna, Zurich and Lyon.

 

 

 

 

Good Practice Examples

wwfeinsatzengadinMINIcYannikAndrea.jpgHere you can find good practice examples of implementation of connectivity measures in different Alpine countries.

 

 

 

 

Interviews

What is the opinion of experts and stakeholders on the connectivity topic? What do the pedestrians think about the Wall event? Take a look at the video interviews.