Sava TIES project was presented at the final conference of DANUBEparksCONNECTED project, held on 12th June 2019 in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Sava TIES project is one of the projects with the topic of ecological connectivity that had chance to be presented during this event which gathers more than 100 participants not only the project partners of DANUBEparksCONNECTED project but also numerous relevant institutions from Serbia. Presentation, entitled as “Sava TIES, project overview” was presented by colleagues of PE “Vojvodinašume” who is also the project partner.
There are many similarities between these two projects but also one main difference. Namely, the geographical area of DANUBEparksCONNECTED project is Danube River while for Sava TIES main working area is Sava River. On the other hand, both projects have numerous similarities, starting from the networking of protected areas along the Danube and Sava River (Danubeparks – Savaparks network), developing joint projects aiming for conservation and improving habitat corridors along these rivers.
The DANUBEparksCONNECTED project, connecting Protected Areas from 9 Danube countries, launched the DANUBE HABITAT CORRIDOR campaign to counteract ecological fragmentation.
DANUBEparksCONNECTED aims to establish and further develop the Danube Habitat Corridor by implementing best practice examples for ecological connectivity and Green Infrastructure in all elements:
DANUBE FREE SKY for the flyway (air element), WILDisland (water element), Dry Habitat Corridor and Forest Corridor (land element). This is the driving force behind the development of the Danube Habitat Corridor Guiding Principles, which compile experiences from the project focuses and define follow-up actions. The result is an overarching guiding document for future activities concerning ecological connectivity along the Danube.