BiodivRestore booklet

biodivRestores projects

The twenty-two projects were selected for funding in response to the BiodivRestore joint call

The call was co-funded by the European Commission and covered three non-exclusive themes:

  • Studying the biological and biophysical processes at stake for conservation/restoration, and their interactions
  • Assessing trade-offs and synergies between targets, benefits and policies for conservation and restoration
  • Knowledge for improving the effectiveness and upscaling of conservation and restoration action

The aim of this call was to support transnational research projects on conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems, properly taking into account socioecological contexts, and promoting innovative research for more informed decision-making.

This joint call included a focus on freshwater aquatic systems but all environments were eligible, i.e. marine, freshwater and terrestrial – including urban. While projects could focus on only one environment; proposals
comparing different environments or studying links between environments (e.g., aquatic-terrestrial) were
particularly welcomed.

The funded projects are listed below.

Project acronym Project Title Coordinator Participating countries
BINATUR Bringing nature back – biodiversity friendly nature-based solutions in cities  Finland Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal
BIOCONSENT Decision-making Support for Forest Biodiversity Conservation and Restoration Policy and Management in Europe: Trade-offs and Synergies at the Forest-Biodiversity-Climate-Water Nexus Germany Austria, Bulgaria, Spain, Finland, Sweden
BIORESET Biodiversity restoration and conservation of inland water ecosystems for environmental and human well-being  Portugal Spain, Norway, Sweden
BIO-TRADE  Protecting Biodiversity through Regulating Trade and International Business Finland Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden
COAST  Conservation of marine ecosystems around Santo Antão, Cabo Verde:  implications for policy and society  Portugal Germany, France, Spain, Portugal-Azores
COSAR Context-dependence of the societal and ecological outcomes from river ecosystem restoration  France Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
DEEP REST Conservation & restoration of deep-sea ecosystems in the context of deep-sea mining France Belgium, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Portugal-Azores
EMYS-R A socio-ecological evaluation of wetlands restoration and reintroduction programs in favor of the emblematic European pond turtle and associated biodiversity: a pan-European approach  France Germany, Poland, Latvia

Social and ecological effects of Fish removal in Mountain Ecosystems 

France Austria, Italy, Switzerland Spain, Romania
FORESTFISHER Priority areas for conservation and restoration of Amazonian forest-frugivorous fish interactions and associated fisheries France Brazil, Germany, Portugal, United States of America
FRESHH Farmer acceptable REstoration of Semi-natural Habitat to limit Herbicides  France Austria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Sweden
FRESHRESTORE Holistic evaluation and restoration measures of human impacts on freshwater ecosystems across biogeographical gradients  Norway Denmark, Spain, Finland, Sweden
INTERREST Interactive effects of local and landscape scale restoration of semi-natural grasslands and agricultural fields on species interactions and ecosystem functions in different social-ecological systems Germany Belgium, Estonia, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden



Enhancing the role of MPAs in restoring biodiversity while maintaining access to ecosystem services Denmark Spain, France, Portugal, Sweden
NARROW Narratives on restored water Sweden Switzerland, Finland
NICHES Nature's Integration in Cities' Hydrologies, Ecologies and Societies Germany Bulgaria, Spain, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America
REMOVE_DISEASE Conservation and restoration of degraded insular biodiversity: impacts of the removal of introduced mammals on the dynamics of infectious diseases in seabirds across islands of the Southern Ocean France Portugal, United Kingdom, South Africa
RESPOND Restoring and Managing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Temporary Pond Landscapes Belgium Morocco, Poland, Spain
RESTOLINK Quantifying restoration success across biomes by linking biodiversity, multifunctionality and hydromorphological heterogeneity Germany Brazil, Spain, Sweden
RESTORESEAS Marine Forests of animals, plants and algae: nature-based tools to protect and restore biodiversity Portugal Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Spain,  Portugal-Azores, Sweden
REVERSAL Restoring peatlands of the nemoral zone under conditions of varying water supply and quality Germany Netherland,  Austria, Poland
TRANSLOC Translocations of flora and fauna for conservation and restoration: ecological, evolutionary, and socio-economic impacts at multiple scales France Belgium, Morocco, Portugal, Spain Sweden, Switzerland 

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