TRANSGREEN Guidelines

Wildlife and Traffic in the Carpathians

Guidelines on how to minimise the impact of transport infrastructure development on nature in the Carpathian countries

The Carpathians is an area with an exceptionally well-preserved landscape and unique nature within Europe. However, this area is threatened by the expansion of the transportation infrastructure network, which is gradually fragmenting the landscape. Large carnivores living in this area, known for their large migration distances, may be disturbed or even threatened by these changes.

The document “Wildlife and Traffic in the Carpathians – Guidelines on how to minimise the impact of transport infrastructure development on nature in the Carpathian countries” aims to fulfil the goals of the Carpathian Convention Protocol on Sustainable Transport in the Carpathians, based on the European COST 341 Handbook (Wildlife and Traffic) on how to avoid Habitat Fragmentation due to Linear Transportation Infrastructure. The report is presented below, divided into chapters and as PowerPoint guiding presentations, providing an easy way to understand the main issues of the project.

Introduction
Basic Terms
Chapter II
Chapter IV
Chapter VI
Chapter VIII
Users’ Guide
Chapter I
Chapter III
Chapter V
Chapter VII