Flagship species as illustration of the transborder corridor

With the aid of flagship species the important role of rivers in the cross border habitat network of the alpine-carpathian river corridor should be visualized. They are underlining the importance of large protected areas and Natura 2000 for a functioning habitat network.

The pilot actions and additional small scale measres will bring improvements for flagship species. Surveys on popultion density and monitoring programmes should visualize the positive impacts on the flagship species population through implementation of pilot actions.

All selected species are of great importance both on the national level (Red List) as well as european level (FFH- & Bird Directive) and should help strengthen habitats and ecosystem for other species.