Project Identification Card
The HABITALP project deals with the diversity of alpine
habitats and its goal is to monitor in a standardized way long term
environmental changes in these habitats. This is performed with
the help of colour infrared (CIR) aerial photographs. Special focus
is given to the identification and long term survey (monitoring)
of NATURA 2000 sites, in particular of habitats cited in annex I
of the Habitat Directive, which are detectable by aerial photographs.
In August 2002, the European Union selected HABITALP
as an alpine wide research project in the context of the first call
for applications of the INTERREG
III B Alpine Space Programme. The project is classified as follows:
of nature, landscapes and cultural heritage, promotion of
the environment and the prevention of natural disasters
||Good management and promotion of
landscapes and cultural heritage
Eleven protected areas are active within HABITALP,
divided as follows among five nations: Germany (1), Austria (1),
Italy (5), France (3), Switzerland (1). Berchtesgaden
National Park is the leader for the overall project.
The project runs for 4 years from 1.11.2002 to 31.10.2006 and operates
on a total budget of 2.100.000 €, to which the European Union
contributes 991.680 €.