ECOSYSTEMS & BIODIVERSITY

CHALLENGES & TARGETS

ECOSYSTEMS & BIODIVERSITY

CHALLENGES & TARGETS

The Alpine area offers a wide range of specific natural and cultural landscapes with a great importance for (endangered) species of the flora and fauna. They face impacts from climate change, changes in agricultural use, urbanisation and infrastructure development. All these require specific actions including restoration of specific natural and cultural elements, biotopes and ecosystems. At the same time Alpine specific landscape and ecosystems – like pasture areas – and their sustainable management ensure the maintenance, resilience and promotion of biodiversity and thus the provision and restoration of important ecosystems and services. As climate change leads to shifts of species, habitats and ecological processes, especially the ecological connectivity of protected areas and other conservation areas play a crucial role for securing ecosystem services in the Alps.

Targets:

The loss of endangered species and habitats of the mountain zone (including glaciers) is reduced to a large extent. Existing invasive species are effectively managed and measures are enforced to prevent the development of new invasive species.

Adaptation and mitigation aspects are included in all management plans. Nature-based solutions are implemented. Existing protected areas are further strengthened and new ones are designated to cover species, habitats and ecological processes that would no longer be included due to the shifts caused by climate change.

Alpine specific landscape management safeguards high-quality landscapes and ensures the maintenance and restoration of ecosystem services. The benefits provided by Alpine ecosystems for an improved adaptive capacity are taken into account in plans about climate change at various scales.

Connectivity between protected areas and beyond is maintained and further developed, in order to increase ecosystems resilience and to enable favourable conditions for Alpine species, habitats, and ecological processes.

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The Alpine area offers a wide range of specific natural and cultural landscapes with a great importance for (endangered) species of the flora and fauna. They face impacts from climate change, changes in agricultural use, urbanisation and infrastructure development. All these require specific actions including restoration of specific natural and cultural elements, biotopes and ecosystems. At the same time Alpine specific landscape and ecosystems – like pasture areas – and their sustainable management ensure the maintenance, resilience and promotion of biodiversity and thus the provision and restoration of important ecosystems and services. As climate change leads to shifts of species, habitats and ecological processes, especially the ecological connectivity of protected areas and other conservation areas play a crucial role for securing ecosystem services in the Alps.

Targets:

The loss of endangered species and habitats of the mountain zone (including glaciers) is reduced to a large extent. Existing invasive species are effectively managed and measures are enforced to prevent the development of new invasive species.

Adaptation and mitigation aspects are included in all management plans. Nature-based solutions are implemented. Existing protected areas are further strengthened and new ones are designated to cover species, habitats and ecological processes that would no longer be included due to the shifts caused by climate change.

Alpine specific landscape management safeguards high-quality landscapes and ensures the maintenance and restoration of ecosystem services. The benefits provided by Alpine ecosystems for an improved adaptive capacity are taken into account in plans about climate change at various scales.

Connectivity between protected areas and beyond is maintained and further developed, in order to increase ecosystems resilience and to enable favourable conditions for Alpine species, habitats, and ecological processes.

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The Alpine area offers a wide range of specific natural and cultural landscapes with a great importance for (endangered) species of the flora and fauna. They face impacts from climate change, changes in agricultural use, urbanisation and infrastructure development. All these require specific actions including restoration of specific natural and cultural elements, biotopes and ecosystems. At the same time Alpine specific landscape and ecosystems – like pasture areas – and their sustainable management ensure the maintenance, resilience and promotion of biodiversity and thus the provision and restoration of important ecosystems and services. As climate change leads to shifts of species, habitats and ecological processes, especially the ecological connectivity of protected areas and other conservation areas play a crucial role for securing ecosystem services in the Alps.

Targets:

The loss of endangered species and habitats of the mountain zone (including glaciers) is reduced to a large extent. Existing invasive species are effectively managed and measures are enforced to prevent the development of new invasive species.

Adaptation and mitigation aspects are included in all management plans. Nature-based solutions are implemented. Existing protected areas are further strengthened and new ones are designated to cover species, habitats and ecological processes that would no longer be included due to the shifts caused by climate change.

Alpine specific landscape management safeguards high-quality landscapes and ensures the maintenance and restoration of ecosystem services. The benefits provided by Alpine ecosystems for an improved adaptive capacity are taken into account in plans about climate change at various scales.

Connectivity between protected areas and beyond is maintained and further developed, in order to increase ecosystems resilience and to enable favourable conditions for Alpine species, habitats, and ecological processes.

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