Infrastructure vs. biodiversity: Can you make an omelette without breaking eggs?

Infrastructure vs. biodiversity: Can you make an omelette without breaking eggs?

When it comes to transport, there is huge public demand for a fast, accessible and safe transport infrastructure on the one hand, and, on the other hand, ecological concerns linked to the negative impact of transport on biodiversity.

That is why the project called BISON was launched within the framework of the European Union's HORIZON 2020 programme, aiming to integrate biodiversity in the planning, design and management of transport infrastructures.

For more than 2 years, 39 institutions from 16 countries will be identifying synergies and opportunities that make biodiversity conservation compatible with transport infrastructures. One of the institutions participating in the project is Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia. Therefore, in order to find out more about the BISON project, Romana Grajcarová talked with associate professor Peter Mederly from their Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Peter Mederly

Romana Grajcarová, Photo: TASR