Transboundary biodiversity conservation
In 2017, we were working together for the first time with Ukrainian, Romian and Moldovan partners in the DAAD-funded project "Transboundary cooperation for ecosystem-based sustainable development as contribution to conflict prevention in Eastern Europe", which is currently (2018) followed by the project "Sustainably securing relevant ecosystem services through international cooperation as a contribution to conflict prevention and regional stabilisation in Eastern Europe".
Apart from efforts related to the establishment of a transboundary biosphere reserve in the Altai mountains, we have been active in the Balkans area, where we work with partners from Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo. The topics are related to adaptive conservation management and transboundary conservation. In January 2013, we organized a training course for students from Tirana Agricultural University.
In September 2013, an international module with participants from 7 countries, including Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo, targeted the Prokletije or Bjeshket e Nimuna mountains. The projects in Southeast Europe were funded by DAAD.
In 2016, activities continued, among others, with staff exchange. Visiting lecturers from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia participated in a block module on Adaptive Conservation Site Management.