Funding subject 11: Nature conservation and sustainable use of nature in cultural landscapes and protected areas

Cultural landscapes are extremely important for biodiversity, which greatly depends on the way the land is being cultivated. Today, the intensification of land cultivation and the rise in monocultures is resulting in a loss of biodiversity that continues unabated because suitable measures must be implemented in close cooperation with all stakeholders in order to stop this loss. Extensively cultivated areas can take on an important role as networking elements between these cultural landscapes and protected natural landscapes and should be promoted through suitable concepts for sustainable regional development and concrete implementation projects.

Further action is needed in the form of suitable measures for ensuring or increasing the effectiveness of nature reserves by means of environmental policy regulations. These measures must also meet the relevant requirementsfor societal and ecological development.

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In particular, the following measures are eligible:

  • Development of concepts and instruments for pooling and prioritising regional conservation targets and the operationalisation of these goals on a landscape and business level, including in the context of regional development

  • Development and testing of habitat management measures and tools for extensively used and/or seminatural habitats and protected areas

  • Further development and implementation of innovative technologies for environmentally sound optimisation of agricultural and forest management production processes

  • Finding new approaches to educating and sharing knowledge and information for farmers, consultants and competent authorities with the involvement of civil-society actors

  • Development and implementation of habitat-linking systems and structures and of measures for species and habitat conservation

  • Concepts and tools for wilderness development

  • Projects with a particular focus on children and young people that focus on tackling biodiversity conservation challenges using innovative and exemplary educational methods


Take a look at the flyer for further information and exemplary DBU-funded projects.

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