Best practices to benefit biodiversity
and achieve resilient and sustainable infrastructure

This handbook builds on decades of research and practice and provides knowledge, solutions, and innovative measures to reduce the ecological impact of infrastructure and traffic. It promotes the application of nature-based solutions and encourages to reduce habitat fragmentation, enhance green infrastructure and restore nature.

Safe, resilient, and sustainable infrastructure with possitive effects on biodiversity and human well-being can only be achieved through the cooperation of all stakeholders and improving knowledge transfer and capacity building. This handbook aims to contribute to this vision by providing a living resource which contents may be updated with the collaboration from users. We welcome your feedback. Get in touch!

IENE undertakes the management of this online handbook based upon the first European guidelines on ‘Wildlife and Traffic’ published in 2003 as a result of the Cost Action 341. It is supported by the Horizon 2020 project ‘Biodiversity and Infrastructure Synergies and Opportunities for European Transport Networks’ (BISON).

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1. Infrastructure effects
1. Infrastructure effects
Effects of infrastructure development on nature
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Glossary
Glossary
7. Maintenance
7. Maintenance
Planification and implementation of ecological asset maintenance
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6. Evaluation & monitoring
6. Evaluation & monitoring
Assess performance of mitigation measures and effects on biodiversity
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5. Solutions
5. Solutions
Actions to mitigate impacts and enhance benefits for nature and people
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4. Integration into landscape
4. Integration into landscape
Integration of biodiversity into landscape planning
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3. Mitigation hierarchy
3. Mitigation hierarchy
Management and planning for biodiversity mitigation
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2. Strategy & planning
2. Strategy & Planning
Biodiversity in the life cycle of infrastructure development
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Effects of infrastructure development on nature
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Biodiversity in the life cycle of infrastructure development
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Management and planning for biodiversity mitigation
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Integration of biodiversity into landscape planning
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Actions to mitigate impacts and enhance benefits for nature and people
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Assess performance of mitigation measures and effects on biodiversity
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Planification and implementation of ecological asset maintenance
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Find how to preserve biodiversity when designing and managing transport infrastructure

  • Goals
  • Taxa
  • Transport modes
  • Project life-cycle phases

What’s new?

UIC Guidelines on managing railway assets for biodiversity
Publication

BISON
Project website

Glossary