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Mapping and Assessment Ecosystem Services in Natura 2000 sites of the Niraj - Târnava Mică region, Niraj-MAES


Project Facts

Project objective: Increased awareness of and education in biodiversity and ecosystem services, including awareness of and education in the linkage between biodiversity and climate change, and economic valuation of ecosystems
Project promoter: Milvus Group Association
Type of institution: Other type of NGO
Project number: RO02-0001
Target group(s): Public and private organizations, including not-for-profit organizations and NGOs, responsible for the organization and delivery of education and training at local, regional and national levels,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 447,045
Final project costs: € 387,481
From EEA Grants: € 296,423
The project is carried out in: Romania

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This is a project under the programme: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

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Summary of project results


The project has directly contributed to the overall objective of the program by raising awareness of the assessment of ecosystem services in relation to the objectives and priorities of the strategies and lines of action adopted at European and national level. The overall objective of the project has been fully achieved by completing a scientific and comprehensive process of mapping and assessing the main services of ecosystems at regional level, which has ensured a high level of information and knowledge on these themes. The project ensures the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem issues into sectoral policies at local and national level and contributes to preserving and improving the status of ecosystems, having a reversal effect on their negative influences. The implementation of the project determined the collaboration between the project leader (Milvus Group Association) in Romania and two partner entities (MTA-OK and CeeWEB for Biodiversity). During implementation 17 activities were developed, structured in 4 main groups. The project has helped to improve knowledge, information and awareness of decision-makers, stakeholders and the general public on the benefits of ecosystem services and the importance of keeping them in a favorable conservation status. 1 study synthesis report, 1 Summary of the study, 4 Summaries for stakeholders have been realized. Study visits, conferences (3 conferences/100 participants) and meetings were organized for exchange experience between the staff involved in project implementation, having an impact on the three entities and leading to improved knowledge and skills. In addition to sharing knowledge and experiences, good cooperation between partners will continue in the future, The cooperation has helped to strengthen the project promoter's knowledge of existing and accepted European research methods in this field. By the required methods, the promoter has managed to develop close relations with the local community in the Natura2000 protected areas, where the study took place. The implementation of the project in partnership and the joint activities led to the improvement of knowledge and the development of mutual understanding between the members of the three entities involved.


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