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Situation and Prioritisation of Barriers along the Danube for Restoration of the Longitudinal Connectivity

Situation and Prioritisation of Barriers along the Danube for Restoration of the Longitudinal Connectivity

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This map shows an example for a large scale management approach to firstly identify relevant migration barriers in the Danube River Basin District (DRBD), and secondly prioritise those barriers to establish an effective ecological restoration procedure.

Source

ICPDR International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (link)
 
Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (link)
 

see also:

ICPDR (2009) Danube River Basin District Management Plan, Part A – Basin-wide overview, 105pp (link).

Schmutz, S. & Trautwein, C. (2009) Annex 18 of the DRBM Plan: Developing a methodology and carrying out an ecological prioritisation of continuum restoration in the Danube River Basin to form part of the Danube River Basin District Management Plan, 12pp (link).

authors

Florian Pletterbauer email, Carina Mielach, Raimund Mair and Stefan Schmutz

contact

Florian Pletterbauer
Carina Mielach
Stefan Schmutz
Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management, Max Emanuel-Strasse 17, 1180 Vienna, Austria

ICPDR, Vienna International Centre, D0412, Wagramer Straße 5, 1220 Vienna, Austria

base layer references

Rivers: CCM River and Catchment Database © European Commission - JRC, 2007
Vogt, J.V. et al. (2007): A pan-European River and Catchment Database. European Commission - JRC, Luxembourg, (EUR 22920 EN) 120 pp.

Administrative boundaries: © EuroGeographics, © FAO (UN), © TurkStat Source: European Commission – Eurostat/GISCO

acknowledgements

We acknowledge all institutions in the Danube River Basin District which provided data to the ICPDR on the location of barriers and enabled to use and highlight this information in the Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas.

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