Creating an ecological network in the Alps is of crucial importance for the preservation of the extraordinary biodiversity and ecosystem functions. The Alps possess an especially large and valuable diversity of plants and animals; this can only continue if habitats are preserved and remain connected to one another.
Alparc.org – Together for the Alps wrote:
“The Alps are home to many animal species, from the iconic to the reclusive. Some species are in danger of extinction, whilst others have been reintroduced or have returned of their own accord. For many animals, protected natural areas are an essential safe haven.”