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Restoring the biodiversity of the flowery meadows of the Podblanicko region

Organisation: Centre for Transport and Energy Website: Added: November 02, 2023
Project start date: June 03, 2013
Project end date: August 31, 2015


The project was divided into several phases, as the restoration of the biodiversity of the meadows began in 1998. By 2020, 200 kilometres of avenues had been planted. This required the planting of 30,000 trees: 189 were fruit trees and 124 were other deciduous trees. This particular implementation concerns the mowing and grazing of wetlands and steppe meadows.

Financial data

The costs amounted to CZK 5 406 251. The subsidy from the Operational Programme Environment covered CZK 2 936 635.


Trees in the landscape retain water, reduce soil temperature, help against water and wind erosion and perform a landscape function. And because they break up large swathes of fields, they also increase the biodiversity of a place. The problem, however, is the pressure of game, which is forcing more robust tree protection, and the reluctance of large agribusinesses to break up fields.

Information sources

Village website

Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.