The LIVEDRAVA project, funded by LIFE programe, involved the transformation of 61 ha of former wastewater basins into a semi-natural wetland within others. It was carried out in the Drava River, in the east of Slovenia.
NWRM(s) implemented in the case study
cool temperate moist
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Case Study Info
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Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior
Design & implementations
Design contractual arrangement
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Design land use change
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Lessons, risks, implications...
The project aims to preserve and enlarge populations of species listed in Annex I of the Birds Directive (birds typical for lowland rivers) and Annex II of the Habitats Directive (fishes and beetles) by managing alluvial forest habitats (Annex I, Habitats Directive) along the Lower Drava River in Slovenia. The project also aims to improve cooperation between the most important stakeholders along the river and to inform the public about the natural value of these Natura 2000 sites and the importance of their conservation.
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Policy, general governance and design targets
The natural habitats and dependent species have been deteriorating for decades due to the construction of hydro-power plants in the 1960s and 70s, which caused enormous changes in the natural dynamics of the river, the human pressure from uncontrolled recreational activities, winter hunting and greater public access to the most sensitive areas.
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