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LENA - Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region

The main goal of the LENA project was to strengthen the shared and integrated perspective on the conservation and sustainable use of protected natural areas in the field of related policies, as well as to create new income opportunities in natural resources-based economic sectors.

WWF Hungary and TRAFFIC implemented the “LENA - Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region” INTERREG project with the cooperation of 12 partners from seven countries along the Danube (Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia) and 11 protected areas.

The main goal of the LENA project was to strengthen the shared and integrated perspective on the conservation and sustainable use of protected natural areas – primarily in Natura 2000 sites connected to the Danube and its tributaries –,  as well as to create new income opportunities in natural resources-based economic sectors.

The project component  led by WWF and TRAFFIC aimed to use the well-established “FairWild” standard to improve the  medicinal plant resources  collected from the wild for commercial purposes and thereby contribute to nature conservation, which also  contributes to the livelihoods of local communities. The project created long-term benefits through training  collectors about sustainable production/collection practices and fair-trade requirements.

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