Integrated Conservation and Restoration Planning within a Central-European Cross-border Region

Jung, M., Beier, J., Beher, J., Huchler, K., & Hanger-Kopp, S. (2024). Integrated Conservation and Restoration Planning within a Central-European Cross-border Region. In: European Congress for conservation biology, 17-21 June 2024, Bologna.

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Effective conservation and restoration actions, if carefully and strategically implemented, can help to bend the curve of biodiversity loss. Yet, conflicting societal objectives and climate change can constraint such actions, and there is a need for context-specific and integrated solutions that work for biodiversity and people.

We investigate conservation and restoration options within the Neusiedl lake and surrounding cross-border region, situated in Austria and Hungary. This region contains the largest central-European endorheic lake, rare ecosystems such as steppe salt ponds and provides a habitat for many species. Critically it is cultural landscape with a complex governance system and the competing demands give rise to a series of land-use and resource conflicts with biodiversity.

We apply a systematic conservation planning framework customized for cross-realm and integrated conservation problems. It is integrated as it critically considers not only biodiversity, but also other perspectives towards sustainable land and water management discussed together with stakeholders in the region. Further a range of state-of-the-art remote sensing, machine learning, socio-ecological valuation techniques will be applied to identify where and how biodiversity can be preserved. Our holistic framework has the potential to provide actionable insights for stakeholders and entry points towards implementing nature-positive policies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodiversity, protected areas, nature-based solutions, governance, freshwater
Research Programs: Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR)
Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) > Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation (BEC)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) > Equity and Justice (EQU)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2024 06:56
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2024 06:56

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