The project "Adaptive Management of Climate-induced Changes of Habitat Diversity in Protected Areas" (HABIT-CHANGE) is implemented within the INTERREG IV B CENTRAL EUROPE programme. The acronym of the project not only stands for the expected habitat changes caused by climate change but also for the necessary adaptation of our own habits in close connection to this. Investigation regions of HABIT-CHANGE cover protected areas from all over Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on wetlands, forests, grasslands and alpine areas. The habitat types of these regions and their composition seem to be very vulnerable regarding climate change. Main aims of the project are to evaluate, enhance and adapt existing management and conservation strategies in protected areas to pro-actively respond on likely influences of climate change as a threat to habitat integrity and diversity.

Type Case Study
Class Adaptation Options, Assessment Tools, Case Studies, Monitoring Tools, Threat Studies, Vulnerability Studies
Biome Dry and Sub-humid Lands, Forests, Inland Waters, Mountains
Adaptation Activities Protection of habitat, Re-zoning
Tool Type Assessment, Policy development, Conservation
Link http://www.habit-change.eu/
Date Added 4 January 2011
Date Modified 4 January 2011

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme