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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-06-15 - 2022-02-14

The following chapters (working title) are provided for the proposal for action: • The wolf - biology and ecology with an emphasis on food needs and use of space • Current status and future development of the wolf population in Switzerland and neighboring countries, including population modeling up to 2035 • Determination of the maximum wolf load capacity in Switzerland (ecological vs. economic) and the favorable conservation status of the wolf population in Switzerland • Challenges with regard to the coexistence between wolf and humans, with a special focus on livestock husbandry in the Alpine region and on dealing with wolves without fear of humans • Overview of the possibilities and limits of herd protection in the alpine area: costs and methods • Legal and practical options for deterring and removing wolves in Switzerland • Wild ecological spatial planning for the wolf: core zones, peripheral zones, free zones • Evaluation of the practicability of current wolf management in Switzerland: protection of livestock and people in the Alpine cantons • Proposal for action for future-oriented wolf management in the Alpine cantons of Switzerland
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2020-11-01 - 2022-07-31

The project focuses on the development of suitable measures for the promotion of wild bees and the optimization of habitats using the example of the Vienna Danube Island. The measures will be implemented together with the City of Vienna (MA 45) and their effectiveness will be evaluated. At the same time, wild bee surveys from 2005 will be repeated on selected sites in order to make a shift in the species spectrum of wild bees visible in the longer term.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2020-01-01 - 2023-06-30

Restoration of abandoned grassland is an important aspect of sustainable resource investment in conservation areas. Success of restoration varies with the degree and duration of former abandonment as well as with environmental conditions. We use permanent plots on grassland associations that differ in just these aspects and follow the annual changes in plant species comopistion. Such we can make assumptions about the time needed to gain a desired compositional condition of the respective grassland communities.

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