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Landscape development, biodiversity and co-operative livestock systems in europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2002-00150

  • Start date

    1 November 2002

  • End date

    31 October 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 853 230

  • EU contribution

    € 2 439 980

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

Objective

European biodiversity significantly depends on livestock systems. 15 to 28% of endangered species are living mainly in grazed steppe-, tundra-, heath, dry grassland and marsh habitats. In most countries grazing is/was organised in permanent or seasonal co-operations (land-owner/land-user agents). A process of dissolving of co-operation forms affects marginal regions, remote from market places or disadvantaged according to productivity. The commitment of biodiversity conservation of the EU-member states embraces to a large extent thecae of landscape and regional development (e.g. AGENDA 2000, NATURA 2000).Effects of market policies, eastern enlargement of the EU, CAP-reform etc. are often mismatched with conservation goals. The main objective of the proposed research project is the improvement of the ecological and economic effectiveness of co-operative livestock systems which contribute to biodiversity conservation.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Address

Breitscheidstrasse 2
70049 Stuttgart

Germany

Participants (13)

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF KRAKOW

Poland

BIOSPHERE RESERVE ENTLEBUCH

Switzerland

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

INGENIEURBUERO FUER REGIONALENTWICKLUNG, LANDSCHAFTSPLANUNG UND OEKOLOGIE

Germany

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

NORUT SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH LTD.

Norway

SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR FOREST, SNOW AND LANDSCAPE RESEARCH

Switzerland

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH

Germany

UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA

Portugal

UNIVERSIDADE TECNICA DE LISBOA

Portugal

UNIVERSITY OF UMEAA

Sweden

W. SZAFER INSTITUTE OF BOTANY - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

WORKING GROUP FOR ANIMAL ECOLOGY AND PLANNING J. TRAUTNER

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2002-00150

  • Start date

    1 November 2002

  • End date

    31 October 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 853 230

  • EU contribution

    € 2 439 980

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany