The role of natural heritage for the sustainable future of the Danube region

Proceedings

Main Author: 
HAIDVOGL, Gertrud
Year of publication: 
2014
Original language: 
English
Short abstract: 

The Danube River is known for its rich biodiversity resulting from the coupled evolution of specific natural and cultural characteristics. The Danube delta, for instance, is the largest remaining natural wetland in Europe. It is inhabited by 5,000 animal and plant species, many of which are endangered or close to extinction. Preserving and restoring this natural heritage often gets in conflict with traditional societal practices and future requirements. So far, compromise solutions are often lacking. At the same time legacies from the distant and recent past contribute to present environmental problems such as pollution or hydromorphological alterations. This paper presents examples for the long-term history of both natural heritage and environmental legacies, and discusses approaches to biodiversity conservation against the background of climate change

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Publication info
Proceedings title: 
The role of natural heritage for the sustainable development of the Danube Region
Proceedings editor(s): 
BRUMAT, Stefano; MACCHIA, Claudia
Conference: 
2014 DIAnet International School
Conference place: 
Italy, Gorizia
Conference date: 
22/03/2014
Publisher: 
University of Trieste
Place of publication: 
University of Trieste
Page number: 
182
ISBN: 
978-88-8303-564-7
Electronic source
Date accessed: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2015