Project: 101113557 — LIFE22-NAT-AT-LIFE RESTORE for MDD — LIFE-2022-SAP-NAT
The LIFE RESTORE for MDD project is a joint initiative of 17 partners from Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Serbia in the UNESCO Five-Country Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube.
The project, co-funded by the European Union, started on 1 October 2023 and will run until 30 September 2028. Over the next five years, 29 revitalisation measures are planned at 29 sites along the three rivers, covering an area of 2,100 km². In 17 Natura 2000 sites, river side arms will be reconnected, river beds widened and poplar plantations converted into semi-natural riparian forests. Public outreach, environmental education and continuous monitoring will accompany the restoration work. The project, led by WWF Austria, aims to provide an example of how large-scale restoration initiatives can effectively address global challenges such as habitat destruction, the climate crisis and biodiversity loss.
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