Harmonising Green with Grey Infrastructure in SE Europe
October 31, 2017
A workshop about nature and traffic has taken place in Faget, Romania, on 25, 26 and 27 October 2017. The main issue was the interaction between green and grey infrastructure. The location Faget wasn't chosen accidentally. The recently constructed motorway A1 that connects Bucharest with western Europe crosses an important migration route of large mammals (bear, deer, wolf, lynx) between large forested areas of the Natura 2000 Network. The bottlenecks between nature and traffic at this location and the search for possible solutions were the reason for a first international workshop five years ago (see Carnivores and infrastructure in Romania). The decision-making about this process has not yet been completed. A field visit to this location was again part of the workshop in Faget.
The workshop focused on setting up a network of experts and organizations: The Green Web. The aim of The Green Web is to preserve the coherence of ecological functionality in areas with high biodiversity, and the development of an international traffic network coincides with the development of ecological connections. There is a lot of practical knowledge in this area and the opening up of this knowledge for organizations and governments in Southeast Europe was one of the practical goals of the workshop.
The workshop had a relaxed and constructive atmosphere. If you want to know more about this, check out www.green-web.eu.