"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
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:
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.