Project Title: Complex Approach to the Protection of Fauna of Terrestrial Ecosystems from Landscape Fragmentation in the Czech Republic (EHP-CZ02-OV-1-028-2015)
Key words: landscape fragmentation – landscape connectivity - terrestrial ecosystems - barriers of migration - urban planning
State funding provider: Ministry of Finance in the Czech Republic - EEA Grants
Principal investigator: Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic (NCA CR)
Project period: 2015–2016
The primary objective of the project is to prepare a draft of comprehensive methodology for the protection of landscape connectivity for the key relevant groups of terrestrial animals. The outcomes will be conceived in such a manner as to allow their practical application in urban planning, especially as underlying analytical documents for urban planning. This objective, when reached, should have a major effect on the protection of biological diversity in the Czech Republic and is fully in line with the focus of the whole CZ02 programme. The public awareness part of this project aims at contributing to the protection of connectivity in our landscape, both by informing the general public about this issue and by improvement in the decision-making processes thanks to the presentation and providing access to the resulting methodological materials to professionals and state administration.
The Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening (RILOG)
The Transport Research Centre (CDV, v.v.i.)