Based on previous initiatives on connectivity for wildlife in the Carpathians, but mainly on ConnectGREEN project outputs, OBWIC project develops a methodology for IDENTIFICATION and DESIGNATION of ecological corridors of transboundary interest in the ENI Carpathians (Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine), in a project area which covers approximately 4 million ha. Umbrella species used for connectivity model are brown bear, Eurasian lynx and grey wolf. The methodology is split in two main phases: identification of ecological corridors and designation of ecological corridors. For identification and designation of wildlife corridor (i.e. large carnivores) some tools and standardisations used in ConnectGreen project will be adapted also for OBWIC in order to create a synergy of these projects.

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