BfN Schriften 76 - Applying the Ecosystem Approach in High-Mountain Ecosystems in Germany: Experiences with the Alpine Convention
The study investigates the compatibility of the sustainability principles of the Ecosystem Approach with the implementation of the Convention on the Protection of the Alps (Alpine Convention).
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
After signing of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 1992, sustainable use is considered as a cross-cutting issue and case-studies about the implementation within the framework of the Ecosystem Approach of the CBD are required. On the basis of those case-studies, Parties and Governments should develop ways to achieve the sustainable use of biodiversity. The study presented here, prepared within the scope of the R&D project “Developing Concepts for Sustainable Use in Selected Sub domains of Bio-logical Diversity” aims at analysing the current state and use of high mountain ecosystems in Germany, considered as a case-study.