Project partners of the project “LIFE Riverscape Lower Inn”
The LIFE nature project “LIFE Riverscape Lower Inn” serves to achieve important goals of the Fauna Flora Habitat (FFH) and Bird Protection Directive within the scope of the European Natura 2000 network.
A common causeVERBUND is the operator of the hydropower plants on the Inn and is committed to the co-existence of nature, the environment and sustainable electricity generation from regenerative hydropower. For this reason, VERBUND and its project partners – the government of Lower Bavaria as the higher-tier conservation authority, the conservation department of the office of the Upper Austrian provincial government, and the provincial fishery associations of Upper Austria and Bavaria – applied for the EU-LIFE nature project “LIFE Riverscape Lower Inn” and received a funding commitment from the EU.
Successful partnership with the LIFE programme
The LIFE programme of the European Commission is the central financing instrument for measures aimed at environmental conservation and the protection of species diversity. VERBUND has already been able to implement large-scale projects and trendsetting measures in the vicinity of power plants in numerous partner projects with support from the LIFE fund. Thanks to this support, VERBUND is able as project applicant to connect existing projects and increase the ecological value added on the Inn and Danube.EU LIFE Website