Evaluation of Biosphere Reserves Borders

Associated persons Hanns Kirchmeir, Christian Keusch, Leo Unglaub
Clients Abt. RU2 des Landes Niederösterreichs
Regions Austria
Year 2009

In the buffer areas of the Wienerwald Biosphere Reserve, the focus is on sustainable management in order to ensure the conservation of a species-rich cultural landscape. For this purpose, the zoning boundaries must be adjusted from the original scale level of 1:50,000 to the actual usage boundaries on the scale of 1:10,000. For this revision, a web GIS tool has been developed by E.C.O., which enables an evaluation of the new proposed boundaries by the contracting authority (Department RU2 of the federal state of Lower Austria) and the management of the Wienerwald Biosphere Reserve.