Eco Karst - Danube Region

Ecosystem Services of Karst Protected Areas – Driving Force of Local Sustainable Development


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January 2017 - June 2019


Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia 


Interreg Danube Transnational Programme Vb
Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)


Slovenian Forest Service, Slovenia (Project Management)
Notranjska Regional Park, Slovenia
Public Institution „Nature Park Žumberak - Samoborsko gorje“, Croatia
Kalkalpen National Park, Austria
Global Nature Fund, Germany


To find the right balance between conservation, protection and improvement of ecosystems as well as their sustainable use, this is the most important and major challenge in the Danube Region. The target aim of the project is to contribute to the protection and sustainable development of karst bio-regions in the Danube basin based on their valued ecosystem services.


By using the natural heritage of seven protected areas as a development factor, the project will focus on the importance of the ecosystem services of karst ecosystems, their vulnerability but also their real pro-biodiversity business.


Further information is available under: 

 Danube Transnational Programme Map
 Logo Interreg Danube Transnational Programme


Stefan Hörmann

Global Nature Fund - Office Bonn

Phone: +49 - (0) 228 - 184 86 94 - 11



Udo Gattenlöhner

Global Nature Fund - Office Radolfzell

Phone: +49 - (0) 77 32 - 99 95 - 80