Mapping project 'European Green Belt'
The European Green Belt project aims to establish an ecological network from the Barents to the Black Sea.
To provide a basis for the international cooperation, IUCN - The World Conservation Union charged the Office for Ecological Studies (BFOES, Bayreuth, Germany) with the identification of the key sites from an international point of view, which will be the core zones of the ecological network. The core zones are extended protected areas like national parks, large nature protection areas and areas of the European Habitats Directive (SPA/SCI areas) of the participating states along European Green Belt, which are protected by national or international nature conservation legislation. The Green Belt National Focal Points and other partners have contributed to the European Mapping Project.
The Mapping Project is funded and scientifically supervised by the Federal Agency of Nature Conservation.
The protected areas were classified in four categories (core areas, clusters, satellites and corridors) to offer an overview of the most valuable regions along the European Green Belt and to initiate follow-up projects. A GIS-Database, conducted by the Office for Ecological Studies, Bayreuth, Germany by order of IUCN and funded by the Federal Agency of Nature Conservation, provides information of each area, part of which is available on this website: the location and some general information about the 'core areas'. As the data on the website have been reduced in order to facilitate access, please contact the coordination office, if you want to get more detailed information.
Contact: IUCN Green Belt Coordination Office
c/o Fertö-Hanság Nemzeti Park
Tel: +36 99 537 632
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Image: Mapping poster BFOES/IUCN
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