Wildlife & Traffic

A European Handbook for Identifying Conflicts and Designing Solutions

1 Introduction
Original version (2003)
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COST 341

Representatives from nearly 20 European countries in the Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE) have underlined the need for cooperation and exchange of information in the field of habitat fragmentation caused by infrastructure at a European level. IENE also recognised the need for support at a European governmental level. This led to the development of the COST 341 Action to address the issues associated with Habitat Fragmentation due to Transportation Infrastructure, launched in 1998

COST 341 participants

16 countries and one NGO have been officially involved in COST 341

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands
  • The Republic of Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • The European Centre for Nature Conservation

COST 341 products250250

  • National State-of-the-Art Reports
  • A European Review
  • A database of relevant literature and projects
  • This European Handbook

COST 341 Habitat Fragmentation due to Transportation Infrastructure: The European Review (Trocmé et al., 2003) provides an overview of the scale and significance of the problem of fragmentation of natural habitats by roads, railways and waterways in Europe and examines solutions that are currently applied. The review is built upon the National State-of-the-Art reports from the participating countries, and most of these are published separately in the countries themselves. The European Review and the National State-ofthe-Art Reports are also available on CD-ROM.

The database offers online information on European expertise, data on existing literature, information about ongoing projects and project results, and a glossary of terms used in the field of infrastructure and habitat fragmentation. Access to the database is through the IENE website (www.iene.info).