The project is aimed at the protection and restoration of habitats that represent potentially suitable habitats for selected ten species of birds of European importance: black-tailed godwit, white-tailed grebe, red-footed grebe, blue-footed sandpiper, ruffed duck, peregrine falcon, wood screech, field swan, wheel magpie and magpie ordinary. The project areas are predominantly wet and dry steppe biotopes with shallow wetlands degraded by intensive agriculture, inappropriate management or, conversely, the lack of appropriate management. Currently, the unfavorable condition of selected biotopes persists for a long time, which leads to a decrease in the number of populations of selected bird species or their complete abandonment of habitats. The key objective of the project is to reduce the strong negative impact on the target species and their habitats by setting appropriate management measures such as: restoration of extensive pastures, restoration of the water regime and wetlands, as well as the creation of nesting opportunities.
Total budget of all partners together: €6,657,659.55, of which co-financing from EU sources: €4,460,630.00. SOS/BirdLife Slovakia budget: €4,903,516.30.
The project is a good example of setting up appropriate management measures in selected locations, thanks to which it will be possible to restore or significantly increase the population of selected target bird species
Information sourcesBROZ, Birdlife Slovakia