News archive

Here are listed previous news items on the connectivity topic as well as news on the work of the Ecological Network Platform, the Ecological Continuum Initiative and the Econnect project. All news are available in English, though some are also available in the main four Alpine languages – German, Italian, French and Slovenian. At the moment, this page is not updated anymore.

Aug 30, 2012

Connectivity analysis for cross-border areas in the Alps

Connectivity of Wildlife Reserves

Which cross-border areas between Alpine countries are most relevant for further connectivity activities? To answer this question the Platform Ecological Network of the Alpine Convention has contracted an analysis.

Aug 30, 2012

Indicators on evaluating the progress of the Alpine ecological network

Ecologic indicators

The establishment of the Alpine Ecological Network is a long process. In order to evaluate the progress, the Platform Ecological Network of the Alpine Convention has developed a set of indicators.

Aug 30, 2012

Econnect's drive living on in

Baustelle Staudamm

Ecological connectivity in the Alps can only be maintained if the production of renewable energy is managed in line with nature protection. Some of the Econnect partners seized the opportunity given by the last call of the Alpine Space Programme to work out a project on this issue. They were successful and "" is about to start on 1st October.

Aug 30, 2012

Northeast Asia inspired by the Alpine Ecological Network

Asian Network of protected Areas

In South Korea, China and Japan activities have been started in favour of ecological connectivity. The major protected areas of these countries, the Ministry for environment of South Korea and other key stakeholders have been convinced by the importance of connected habitats thanks to the successful initiatives in the Alps.

Aug 30, 2012

The French ecological network becomes regional

Hands indicating locations on a map

The main aim of the French "Green and Blue Infrastructure" ("Trame Verte et Bleue" - TVB) is to stop biodiversity loss. The ecological network is in addition a powerful tool for spatial planning. The two Alpine regions Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur have started to set up this new planning tool.

Aug 30, 2012

Financial boost to Bavaria's Ecological Network


2 million Euro will help to further develop the ecological network in Bavaria, "BayernNetzNatur". The environment Ministry gives this additional funding to at least one new nature protection project in each of Bavaria's seven provinces for 2013 and 2014.

Jul 13, 2012

CIPRA is a both a mainstay and a cornerstone

Chris Walzer, lead partner of Econnect, on ecological networking, psychological barriers and a continuous landscape.

Jun 20, 2012

Oh! ...

… the bears in Trentino have finally gone too far.

Apr 26, 2012

Bruin is back!

The number of bears in the province of Trento has grown, while the damage they cause has fallen significantly, states the report on bears in the province. But not all is well for Bruin and friends.

Apr 11, 2012

Transnational ecological networks - history, status quo and potentials


The TransEcoNet Final Symposium presented in March 2012 the results of more than three years of project work. It provided an interdisciplinary view on transnational ecological networks in Central Europe and beyond.