Common Integrated Management Measures

BioREGIO Carpathians will identify common standards for the integrated management of natural assets and protected areas (Common Integrated Management Measures – CIMM), in particular of transboundary natural areas. A special focus will be laid on the development of a methodology for integrated forest management and for integrated wetlands management. Also the management of large carnivores and herbivores, high nature value farmland, and protected areas will be further analysed.

Our target groups are protected areas and natural resource managers especially in the 3 transboundary pilot areas (WP6). The CIMMs will be the basis for the development of cooperation agreements which are supposed to be implemented in three different transboundary pilot areas.

The CIMMs will be developed within WP4.


We will elaborate the CIMMs on a solid and profound basis of different qualitative and quantitative sources of input:

  • Working Groups on Forests, Wetlands, Large Carnivores and Herbivores will compile a solid background analysis of the status quo in terms of legislative, strategies, obligations and main threats. They will identify ideal management requirements, goals and targets and will elaborate management measures that include also good practise examples in the region.
  • High Nature Value Farmland management measures will be incorporated based on a literature review and expert interviews.
  • In collaboration with the Carpathian Network of Protected Areas Steering Committee we will adopt the elaborated CIMMs to the needs of the protected areas.
  • The results of regular stakeholder consultations in WP7, especially of the stakeholders meetings in Hungary, Maramures Nature Park (Romania), Banska Bystrica (Slovak Republic), and Serbia (WP7) will also be included in the process;

Based on this, we will finally elaborate recommendations for all 5 categories (forests, wetlands, large carnivores and herbivores, high nature value farmland, and protected areas).

The CIMMS will be complemented by the studies on regional development opportunities (WP4), financial mechanisms and economic tools (WP4) and on contiunity and connectivity (WP5).