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ÖBf BIODIVERSITY PROGRAMME SAFEGUARDING THE ELEMENTS OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY. TARGETS: (Semi-)natural developments in the forest Promoting species and habitat diversity Increasing numbers of ecologically valuable tree species. FOCUSES:

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bf biodiversity programme safeguarding the elements of biological diversity
ÖBf BIODIVERSITY PROGRAMMESAFEGUARDING THE ELEMENTS OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

TARGETS:

  • (Semi-)natural developmentsin the forest
  • Promoting species and habitat diversity
  • Increasing numbers ofecologically valuable tree species
  • FOCUSES:
  • Protection of species, habitatsand cultivated landscapes
  • Climate change
  • Dead wood
  • Raising awareness
  • Mountains
  • Waters

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESFORSTE AG / Staff unit WND – Natural areas management, nature conservation

and environmental protection / Gerald Plattner

protection of species habitats and cultural landscapes projects
PROTECTION OF SPECIES, HABITATS AND CULTURAL LANDSCAPESPROJECTS
  • SPECIES PROTECTION CAMPAIGN überLEBEN; “survival” (Naturschutzbund): safeguarding of biodiversity; 111 plant and animal species can be registered at www.naturbeobachtung.at
  • URAL OWL REINTRODUCTION in Austria (Research Institute of WildlifeEcology, Lower Austrian Countryside-Fund and ERDF)
  • HAZEL DORMOUSE MONITORING(Research Institute of WildlifeEcologyand Wienerwald Biosphere Park)

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESFORSTE AG / Staff unit WND – Natural areas management, nature conservation

and environmental protection / Gerald Plattner

climate change projects
CLIMATE CHANGEPROJECTS
  • STUDY ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND BIODIVERSITY (WWF)awarded the Austrian Climate Protection Prize in 2007
  • ALPINE-CARPATHIANCORRIDOR(Province Lower Austria, WWF, National Park Donau-Auen): feasibility study, contributing expertise

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESFORSTE AG / Staff unit WND – Natural areas management, nature conservation

and environmental protection / Gerald Plattner

dead wood and depending species projects
DEAD WOOD AND DEPENDING SPECIESPROJECTS

Aktiv für Totholz im Wald

Anregungen für Forstleute und Landwirte

  • DEAD WOOD BROCHUREadvices for foresters and farmers in order to amplify their knowledge about the value of dead wood and show how to perform protection measures
  • COURSES biodiversity and dead wood
  • FOREST & TIMBER DAYS
  • PILOT PROJECT DEAD WOOD MONITORING
  • BIRD PROTECTION IN FORESTS (BirdLife): adapted forest management & important new platform for bird protection in Austria; workshops with experts. Targets: dead wood, forest edges, temporary and permanent insular biotopes in the forest

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESFORSTE AG / Staff unit WND – Natural areas management, nature conservation

and environmental protection / Gerald Plattner

mountains projects
MOUNTAINSPROJECTS
  • ÖBf MOUNTAIN POLICIESsupport to the Alpine Convention
  • MOUNTAIN FOREST PROJECT(Alpine Club)afforestation of mountain forests and biodiversity-monitoring by volunteers

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESFORSTE AG / Staff unit WND – Natural areas management, nature conservation

and environmental protection / Gerald Plattner

raising public awareness projects
RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESSPROJECTS
  • FOREST EDUCATION TOURSfor pupils and adults
  • NATURA TRAIL PROJECTtogether with Friends of Nature International
  • “AUSTRIAN COMMITMENT FOR SPECIES PROTECTION” signed by the ÖBf (2007)

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESFORSTE AG / Staff unit WND – Natural areas management, nature conservation

and environmental protection / Gerald Plattner

waters and wetlands projects
WATERS AND WETLANDSPROJECTS
  • PILOT PROJECT “OBERE TRAUN”revitalisation; implementation of “More Nature for the Rivers” - Water Guidelines together with WWF and Federal Water Engineering Administration
  • GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF HYDROPOWER together with WWF
  • 20th RAMSAR WETLAND AREA IN AUSTRIA, development of a reserve concept for the “Wilder Kaiser” as an INTERREG project (Province of Tyrol, University of Vienna, Ministry of Life, tourist associations, local communities)

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESFORSTE AG / Staff unit WND – Natural areas management, nature conservation

and environmental protection / Gerald Plattner

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ÖBf BIODIVERSITY PROGRAMMESREVIEW

  • 707 NATURE CONSERVATION PROJECTS IN 2007(439 projects in 2006; 180 in 2005)

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESFORSTE AG / Staff unit WND – Natural areas management, nature conservation

and environmental protection / Gerald Plattner

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THE AUSTRIAN FEDERAL FORESTS...

...where nature is at home

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESFORSTE AG / Staff unit WND – Natural areas management, nature conservation

and environmental protection / Gerald Plattner

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