Connectivity and Ecological Infrastructure

How can connectivity measures (stepping stone distances, arrangement of connectivity elements, avoidance of barriers, European migration corridors, etc.) be implemented most effectively overall, and for guilds and specific species? Which instruments can be used to implement ecological infrastructure across sectoral policies at the cantonal level?

The working group analyses the strongest ecological and regulatory barriers to habitat connectivity in Switzerland and identifies effective measures to overcome them. In doing so, the working group will build on the results of existing initiatives or projects. Particular attention will be paid to how ecological infrastructure planning can be integrated into relevant sectoral policies at cantonal level, considering the barriers and measures identified.

The working group is expected to start at the end of May 2024 and expects first results by the end of 2024.