With a portfolio of projects that spans all eight Alpine countries, including all of Switzerland, we cover the breadth of issues affecting ecological connectivity.

Freshwater Conservation Programme FY 2015-2019

Ensure that the legal framework for the protection of rivers is not weakened, ensure proper implementation of existing legislation, work towards the creation of new legal instruments for the protection of the most important rivers, install productive collaboration between energy producers, administration and conservation.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
WWF Switzerland 60 over 5’000’000 http://www.wwf.ch

D'un accord politique peu ambitieux pour l'environnement à une mise en oeuvre durable de la nouvelle PAC : une approche ciblée pour les Alpes françaises

The objective of this project is to maximize the potential environment-biodiversity of the second pillar of the CAP reform in the French Alps. This will be done in two stages: first by the influence of the content of the programming (for the first time regionalized) then by contributing to its implementation in the field.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
EEB-European Environmental Bureau 12 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.eeb.org

AlpsApp: Alps Apennines macro corridors

Allowing the south-to-north movement of species migrating to adapt to climate change, by safeguarding the long-term functionality of the Alps/Apennines macro corridor.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
WWF European Alpine Programme, representing national organisations in A, F, I, CH 24 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.panda.org/alps

Extension du Parc Zoologique de La Garenne

Project of construction and redevelopment of the Zoological Park of La Garenne (VD, CH).

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
Fondation du parc zoologique La Garenne 20 between 1’000’000-5’000’000 http://www.lagarenne.ch

Socially and ecologically compatible hydropower development - Second phase

The project tries to open up a dialogue between the main hydropower stakeholders in order to find a lasting solution regarding the development of hydropower and the protection of rivers​​.​

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
WWF Austria 24 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.wwf.at/

Rural development planning in the Alpine regions

The project’s overarching aim is to influence the rural development programme (RDP) in the Alpine regions to deliver real and substantial ecological benefits. The project aims to support Partners so they can most effectively influence the full life cycle of RDPs.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Stichting Birdlife Europe 17 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.birdlife.org/regional/europe/index.html

Soft mobility to and within the alpine destinations

​Series of seminars with tourist destinations in order to increase offer for holidays without personal car. Also in cooperation with the train service.​

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
Gesellschaft Reto Soler 2.10 between 100’000-500’000

Swisscleantech (the Swiss voice of green economy)

Support for the business association Swisscleantech in order to advocate for an ambitious Swiss energy strategy to be decided in 2015

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
Foundation for Global Sustainability 2.75 between 500’000-1’000’000  http://www.swisscleantech.ch/

Parc Adula

Support for the creation of the Adula National Park (Switzerland).

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
Verein Parc Adula 3.00 between 500’000-1’000’000 Parc Adula

Save the Alpine Rivers!

The project provides a pan-alpine overview on the ecological status and quality of alpine river systems and the main threats to their integrity. Based on this overview, a priority list for action is derived, 2 to 3 conservation programmes for the most urgent cases are developed and their implementation is initiated.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
WWF European Alpine Programme 3.00 between 500’000-1’000’000 WWF EALP

Premier pas vers la conservation de la zone de conservation prioritaire "Alpi Carniche, Julijske Alpe, Karavanke"

Feasibility study to obtain necessary understanding as to whether there is an opportunity to work with different stakeholders towards ecological landscape planning.​

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Wildlife Consulting 0.50 below 50’000

Lebendige Flüsse jetzt

Project to avoid adverse hydrological stations and promote the restoration of degraded rivers.

Partenaire Durée (Années) Fourchette de la contribution MAVA en CHF Site Web
WWF Suisse 3.00 entre 1’000’000 – 5’000’000 www.wwf.ch

KEV-Anpassung Kleinwasserkraftwerke (KWKW)

The project aims at changing two laws: the law that defines the criteria for the feed in tariffs for renewably produced energy and the law on water right. Both changes would greatly improve the legal basis for sustainable hydropower development.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
Greina Stiftung 2.00 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.greina-stiftung.ch

Bartgeierwiederansiedlung in den Nordalpen - Absicherung einer erfolgreichen Wiederansiedlung

Release of young Bearded Vultures into the wild in order to boost the genetic diversity of the existing wild population.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
Stiftung Pro Bartgeier 3.00 between 50’000 – 100’000 www.bartgeier.ch

Vogelzug im österreichischen Alpenraum - Grundlagen und Konflikte mit der Windkraft

Identifying conflicts with wind farm development and search for bird friendly solutions.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
BirdLife Österreich 3.60 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.birdlife.at

Alpine priority conservation areas

This project aims at conserving biodiversity and the high value landscape of one of Priority Conservation Areas in the Alps.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
WWF Switzerland 3.00 between 500’000 and 1’000’000 www.wwf.ch

Rétablir une population de belettes viable en Suisse

In order to counteract the negative population development of weasels and hermines and to ensure Swiss wide healthy populations, this project aims to favor both species through various actions.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
WIN Wieselnetz 1.75 between 50’000 and 100’000 www.wieselnetz.ch

Rétablissement du loup et du lynx dans les Alpes : Options pour la préservation et la gestion transfrontières

Present practical conservation and management options for wolf and lynx in the Alps respecting the WISO Guidelines.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
KORA 3.00 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.kora.ch

Kalkalpen Verbund

The Northern Kalkalpen is an alpine biodiversity hotspot and a conservation priority area. The overall strategy is to strengthen and to formalise collaboration between protected areas, communes and private landowners for improved nature protection and economic added value.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Nationalpark Oberösterreichische Kalkalpen 3.00 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.kalkalpen.at

Rhône vivant

Protection and revitalization of the most significant tributaries of ecological standpoint and more environmentally friendly exploitation of hydroelectric power. Communication work within the population.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
WWF Schweiz 2.00 between 500’000 – 1’000’000 www.wwf.ch

Protection of the important alpine rivers in Ötztal mountain range

To preserve the “natural river stretches”, while supporting ecologically acceptable solutions for sustainable hydroelectric in the region.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
WWF Austria 3.00 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.wwf.at

Colliar

Connect landscapes and stakeholders to improve the natural and cultural connectivity potential of the Lower Engadin and the Rhaetian Triangle.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
Fundaziun Pro Terra Engiadina 4.00 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.inscunter.ch

Lebendige Flüsse jetzt

Projet pour éviter les centrales hydrologiques nuisibles et promouvoir la restoration des rivières dégradées

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
WWF Switzerland 3.00 between 1’000’000 – 5’000’000 www.wwf.ch

Progetto Parco Nazionale del Locarnese (3)

Contribution to the public participative process that will eventually lead to the establishment of the National Park Locarnese covering so far insufficiently protected low elevation forest.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
Parco Nazionale del Locarnese below 50’000 www.parconazionale.ch

FiBL: mit vielfalt Punkten

Research project that studies the cause-effect relationship between specific ecological measures implemented on a farm and the change in biodiversity observed. Results will be used to improve a point systems that measures how much a farm’s contribution to biodiversity conservation.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL) 2.00 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.fibl.org

Begleitung der Biodiversitätsstrategie Schweiz

Coordination of a group of Swiss ONGs for active participation in the development of the Swiss Biodiversity Strategy.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
SVS/Birdlife Switzerland 2.00 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.birdlife.ch

Lebendiger Alpenrhein

Le but est de faire revivre une ancienne initiative pour la revitalisation du Rhin alpin. Le projet saisi une nouvelle opportunité dans le cadre du renforcement de la protection contre les crues.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
WWF-Switzerland 4.00 between 1’000’000 – 5’000’000 www.wwf.ch

Strengthening biodiversity monitoring in alpine protected areas

Projet de monitoring sur les changements des communautés végétales de la zone alpine haute en relation avec les changements climatiques.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Universität Wien 3.00 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.univie.ac.at

Décapage des roselières intérieures

Décapage des roselières au bord sud du lac de Neuchâtel afin d’y maintenir un habitat favorable pour les oiseaux et la biodiversité en général.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
Grande Cariçaie 5.00 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.grande-caricaie.ch

Maison de la rivière

Soutien à la construction de la future Maison de la Rivière, centre de compétence pour la gestion piscicole et la restauration/revitalisation des rivières.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
Fondation La Maison de la Rivière 2.00 between 1’000’000 – 5’000’000 www.maisondelariviere.ch