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Environmental education, visitor eco-centres and restoration of rare habitats in the transboundary region of Moravia river

Organisation: Združenie Slatinka Website: Added: September 14, 2022
Project start date: February 28, 2017
Project end date: January 31, 2022


The transboundary floodplain region Morava - Dyje and the adjacent territories Weinviertel, Záhorská nížina and Devínska Kobyla are important areas for joint transboundary protection. More than 50 000 ha are covered by protected areas of different protection categories in this area. Many of them are valuable elements of the ecological network between the Alps and the Carpathians. However, intensification of land use, encroachment for development, fragmentation and destruction of rare habitats, as well as the disappearance of indigenous land management practices, pose a threat to the biodiversity of these protected areas. The project is implemented in a specific Slovak-Austrian cross-border region. The activities will be implemented in the area between the two capitals Bratislava and Vienna, where more than 2.5 million inhabitants live in close proximity to protected areas. The main backbone of this area is mainly formed by the Morava River, which is surrounded by extensive floodplain forests. Also important are the very valuable dry-loving biotopes found mainly on the slopes of the first outcrops of the Carpathian Arch, which begins its journey across Europe in this region.

Financial data

Funding: 2,8 mil. EUR Project scheme: Interreg V-A SK - AT 2014 - 2020


Continue the development of similar projects focused at promoting sustainable tourism in border areas, including through nature conservation education through the development of cooperation between state actors and the non-governmental sector.

Information sources

Bratislava Regional Conservation Association (BROZ)

Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.