Alpine Convention strengthens co-operation between neighbouring countries

May 27, 2013
With its new presidency, the "Ecological Network" Platform of the Alpine Convention is now continuing its work. In focus over the next two years are cross-border co-operation between neighbouring states and activities in the pilot regions.
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The Platform "Ecological Network" co-organises a workshop with practitioners and scientists in order to start answering the 50 most important questions on Alpine ecological connectivity (see news on this issue).

For the period 2013-2014 the presidency of the "Ecological Network" Platform of the Alpine Convention will be shared between Germany and France, with Marie-Odile Guth from the French Ministry of Ecology acting as chair. The next meeting of the Platform will take place on 18 June in Prato di Resia, Italy.
According to the mandate given by the Alpine Convention, the work programme of the Platform will focus on cross-border co-operation between neighbouring states on the topic of ecological connectivity based on the "connectivity analysis" realised for the Platform in 2012. The Alpine pilot regions for ecological connectivity - key partners in the implementation of an Alpine ecological network - will also be at the centre of the Platform's work. The Platform will strongly support the development of new projects, offering the pilot regions opportunities for further implementing activities that support ecological connectivity in their areas.

Sources and further information: www.alpconv.org/en/organization/groups (en, de, fr, it, sl), www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10 (en)