We attended the IENE 2020 International Conference

We attended the IENE 2020 International Conference

Between 12th and 14th January, some of the LIFE AMPHICON project team members attended the online IENE 2020 (Infra Eco Network Europe) International Conference, with the main theme »LIFE LINES – Linear Infrastructure Networks with Ecological Solutions«.

Katja Poboljšaj from the Centre for Cartography of Fauna and Flora presented the LIFE AMHICON project with emphasis on the implementation of permanent amphibian mitigation measures on roads and restoration of their habitats in the Slovenian project areas.

The main focus of the conference was to emphasise the impact and the opportunities that linear infrastructure such as roads, railways, canals and waterways bring for nature conservation. The rapid growth of linear infrastructure networks worldwide is posing a global threat to biodiversity and ecosystem services. Thousands of animals die every year, road-killed, hit by trains, or by colliding with medium and high voltage power lines. The impact of these deaths undermines the conservation of biological diversity, but some solutions allow for mitigation of these effects. However, in the last decades, careful planning and appropriate solutions have been implemented to counteract the negative impacts of these infrastructures. In the international conference many researchers, engineers, landscape planners, managers, administrators, policymakers and others presented and discussed about previous successes and failures in mitigation and monitoring and prospect how new thinking and technology can better harmonise infrastructures and the surrounding environment.

More information about the IENE 2020 International Conference: https://www.iene2020.info/index.html.