The Large Infrastructure Operational Programme

4.1 Increasing protection and biodiversity conservation through adequate management measures and restoration of degraded ecosystems.

Beneficiaries:

  • Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests / National Agency for Environmental Protection / National Environmental Guard / Environmental Protection Agency / National Administration of “Romanian Waters” / Public Procurement Agency
  • Research institutes
  • Universities
  • NGOs
  • Custodians / managers of protected natural areas
  • Authorities of central / local public administration
  • Other structures that are in subordination / coordination of central / local authorities

Actions:

  • Continuation of the development of management plans / sets of conservation measures / action plans for natural protected areas (including those in the marine environment) and species of community interest not covered by previous projects, focusing on:
  • Development of studies for monitoring and evaluating the conservation status of species and habitats of community importance
  • Inventory of wild species of community interest in order to determine measures for maintaining / improving the conservation status of species and habitats of community importance, either nationally or at the site level
  • Other activities necessary for elaborating specific management plans
  • Implementation of management plans / sets of conservation measures / action plans for natural protected areas and species of community interest approved (including those in the marine environment), especially:
  • Measures to maintain and improve the conservation status of species and habitats of community importance including ecological reconstruction of ecosystems on the surface of protected areas, including Natura 2000 sites;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the conservation status of species and habitats of community importance;
  • Reducing the hydro-morphological pressure to the water courses in order to protect biodiversity (the ichtyofauna passageways for transverse sealing works watercourse, wetland restoration, restoration of the riverbed and floodplain relief from water bodies, etc.);
  • Create and maintain ecological corridors, create and maintain migration corridors for species, conservation of ecological connectivity and functionality, maintaining and / or improving connectivity to the network of protected areas, including Natura 2000;
  • Other similar measures in the management plans.
  • Maintenance and restoration of degraded ecosystems and the provided services (afforestation, ecological corridors, etc.), located outside of protected areas, in line with European objectives in this field, including in the marine environment;
  • Completion of the level of knowledge of biodiversity and ecosystems (monitoring and evaluation of species and habitats, knowing the factors that exert pressure on biodiversity, including invasive species, etc.)

Financing amount:

  • Up to 20.000.000 eur / project

Own contribution: 0