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The Alpine Soil Information & Decision Support Platform

The web based Platform encourages stakeholders from cross-cutting sectors like forestry, agriculture, spatial planning to benefit from the first Alps-wide Soil Information and Decision Support Platform that includes an expert Soil Consultancy Service, sectoral best-case practices, soil information etc. in order to integrate soil topic into local and regional management and planning.
The Alpine Soil Web-Platform aims to disseminate:

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Is the Soil Conservation Protocol of the Alpine Convention implemented?

The Alpine Convention´s Soil Conservation Protocol (SCP) provides a comprehensive basis for soil protection. The protocol is already largely  implemented into national legislation, but not in all countries and not satisfyingly for all topics and levels. It is still rather neglected in many countries, especially by public administration, local policymakers and society. Especially in the Alps, soil conservation is crucial, because of the limited amount of usable area in mountain regions. In addition, the severe risk of erosion on slopes, underlines the special vulnerability of Alpine soils. Therefore, strategies for soil protection and soil management, which are suited to the specific topography and the diversity of Alpine soils, soil functions, and services, are essential. The SCP of the Alpine Convention provides a comprehensive basis, but there are still major deficits within its implementation.

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