The “Danube-Carpathian Programme” begins work in the project “Open borders for the wildlife of the Carpathians” in the framework of cross border cooperation EU-Ukraine Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENI CBC Programme. In the course of this year, we plan to plant about 2.5 thousands of trees in critical areas that require priority afforestation to support migration cross-border ecological corridors for large carnivores (wolf, bear, lynx).
“The state border must be opened for wildlife. When we talk about migration corridors for large carnivores, we are talking not only about the physical obstacles such as road infrastructures, but above all, the presence of continuous, safe and suitable habitats. Most of these meet the requirements of the mosaic fragments of the landscape (areas where different types of natural habitats: fragment of meadows, forests, a river or stream) – where the animals can find food, drink water, and if necessary – quickly hide or flee,” – explains the head of NGO “Danube-Carpathian Programme”, PhD Bohdan Prots.