The project produces Natura 2000 maintenance plans of two SPA and overlapping SCIs in the legally binding form. The consortium - BirdLife Hungary, Szent István University, Centre of Ecological Research of Hungarian Academy of Science - carries out necessary founding research and monitoring besides the planning activity.
Biotic research consists of monitoring 6 fish, 3-3 amphibian and reptile, 23 bird, 10 bat and 4 carnivorous mammal, 5 plant species, monitoring and trend analisys of forest and wetlands habitats in unfavourable conservation status, assessment of dead wood in forest from ecological and economy point of view, game effect research in forests.
Using the data collected Natura 2000 maintenance plans are produced for Mátra and Kiskunsági szikes-tavak, alltogether on 103 484 ha, respectively.
Maintenance planning methodology is improved during the project.
Management prescriptions suggested in maintenance plans are tested in pilot sites of both SPA, in 250-250 ha, respectively, from ecological and economy point of view, and results are channeled as feed-back to the maintenance planning.
The project is emphasizing professinal and public communication.
Short mid-term report (pdf, 654 kb)
Policy recommendation for an Agri-environment scheme (in Hungarian, pdf, 1,2 Mb)