Direct benefits information:
New forest management plans were elaborated and approved for LHC Rusovce, Samorin, Gabcikovo and Calovo. These plans cover the whole project site area , include principal requirements for conservation and management of the Annex I habitats - residual alluvial forests and mixed oak-elm-ashforests.
The Gajc nature reserve was enlarged from 0.84 to 62.72 ha and a new 76.7 ha nature reserve, Stary haj, was designated. Proposals to designate two further areas (Foras and Gabcikovske luhy) as nature reserves and one (Pecniansky les)as a protected site were submitted to the competent authorities, along with proposals to enlarge the existing nature reserves at Ostrovne lucky and Cicovskemrtve rameno. The total area of the new proposed protected areas is 1 935.68 ha,substantially exceeding the original project plan of 549 ha.
Information on Ecosystem improved biodiversity:
The improved conservation status of forest habitats has had a positive impact on a number of Annex II species, including Cerambyx cerdo, Lucanus cervus,
Osmoderma eremita, Myotis myotis, Barbastella barbastellus, Myotis dasycneme and Myotis bechsteini. It has also benefited a number of species listed in the
annexes of the Birds Directive, such as Dryocopus martius, Dendrocopos syriacus, Dendrocopos medius, Ciconia nigra, Haliaeetus albicilla, Milvus milvus, Milvus
migrans and many others.
Ecosystem impact climate regulation:
Not relevant for the specific application