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MaGICLandscapes will increase the capacities of institutions get to know the Green Infrastructure concept and to elaborate strategies and tools for protecting and further developing the existing Green Infrastructure in Central European regions. The project promotes sustainable land-use by providing land managers, policy makers and communities with tools and knowledge. This will help them to assess green infrastructure planning and conservation approaches, also taking into account the transnational level and ensuring that mismatched management approaches are reduced.
Institutions will obtain the means to assess the public benefit that can be achieved through sound management approaches of green infrastructure and demonstrate how these assessment approaches are used to develop evidence-based strategies and action plans to target interventions for smarter investments.
The next internal partner meeting will take place in the South Moravian city Kyjov. In this regard the conceptual framework and transnational assessment of green infrastructure will be finalised. The Silva Tarouca Research Institute is welcoming all project partners.
The regional workshop will take place at the International Institute in Zittau (DE). It will introduce to the concept of Green Infrastructure to an international audience and will discuss and identify the local needs and opportunities for GI enhancement.
krkonoše mountains national park (CZ)
It's bio-geographical location means the Krkonoše Mountains have a varied mosaic of montane spruce and mixed forests, tall herb meadows, dwarf pine communities, Nardus grasslands, sub-arctic peat bogs and lichen tundra. Arcto-alpine tundra covers 4 % of the territory.
KarkonoSZE National Park (PL)
The Karkonosze National Park in south western Poland covers the northern slopes of the Karkonosze Mountains, the largest range of the Sudetes, a mountain system shared by the Czech Republic and Poland. At 1,603 m its highest peak is the Śnieżka. It is one of the the most valuable ecosystems in Central Europe.
The area around Kyjov is a diversified lowland region situated in the south-east part of the Czech Republic in South Moravia. Most of the area lies at an altitude of between 200 m - 300 m with a few peaks over 400 m. More than half of the region is intensively used, especially for agriculture (61 %).
Eastern waldviertel & Western Weinviertel (AT)
Located in Lower Austria on the border with the Czech Republic, the Eastern Waldviertel is shaped by the highlands of a shallow gneiss landscape and the River Thaya, which has carved characteristic canyons here. The Western Weinviertel is characterized by wide open valleys and molasse sediments with rolling hills.
thayatal national park (AT)
Thayatal National Park is located within a steep valley cloaked in woodland along the border of Lower Austria and the Czech Republic. The Podyjí National Park is on the Czech side of the border. Diverse geology, river morphology and its location at the intersection of two climate zones provide the conditions for this biologically diverse landscape.
po hillS AROUNd chieri (IT)
The Po Hills and Chieri area is characterised by both hilly and flat lowland territory. On the Turin Hill you can find Superga Hill and Bosco del Vaj and Bosc Grand, they are Sites of Community Importance (SCI), established for the presence of characteristic chestnut and oak woodlands.
Dübener Heide (DE)
Close to the cities of Leipzig, Halle, Wittenberg and Dessau the Dübener Heide attracts numerous visitors during the weekends and holidays. Its tranquil landscape of lakes and ponds, heath-land, swamp and Germany’s largest mixed woodland provide the opportunity for a number of recreational activities such as hiking and cycling.
Green Infrastructure Functionality Assessment
2.2 mio budget
33 Associated institutions
1st July 2017
30th June 2020
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