Dear Centralparks friends,
The Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention, the Carpathian Network of Protected Areas (CNPA) Steering Committee, WWF, CEEweb and Eurac Research are organising the International Conference “Protected Areas - Cornerstones of Ecological Connectivity in the Carpathians and Beyond” that will take place on 28-30 September 2021 in Visegrád, Hungary and online. The event is part of the ConnectGREEN project “Restoring and Managing Ecological Corridors in Mountains as the Green Infrastructure in the Danube Basin” funded by the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme.
The Conference is free of charge and open to all interested participants! The event will be organised on-site in combination with online interactive tools and online broadcasting for those who cannot travel to the location due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After registration, the participants interested in online attendance will receive further steps on how to join remotely.
For more information and detailed agenda, click here!
What does the conference offer?
- To learn about recent developments in the Carpathians & to raise awareness on the need for cross-sectoral approaches for the identification, conservation and restoration of ecological connectivity in the Carpathians and beyond,
- To serve the Carpathian Network of Protected Areas members to get together, exchange knowledge and experience, and hear about new methods and approaches to improve and safeguard ecological connectivity,
- To offer space for cross-sectoral discussions, as improvement of ecological connectivity needs an increased involvement of spatial planning, agriculture, forestry and transport, among others,
- To foster collaboration between projects dealing with ecological connectivity.
The conference will integrate the session 'A new age for the CNPA network: CNPA Conference by Centralparks' with the focus on the revitalization process of the CNPA network, launched by the Centralparks project partnership in strong synergy with the ConnectGREEN and the SaveGREEN projects, and with fundamental support of the Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention. The official CNPA Steering Group members will be invited to evaluate the ongoing progress of the work dedicated to the network. A protected area representative from each Carpathian country will share with the audience the main issues, good practices, threats and future challenges from her/his national perspective. The event will offer a platform for discussions in order to foster collaboration and future cooperation among the managers of the Carpathian protected areas.