Special protected area Dunajské luhy and Szigetkí¶z.
This project improves the conservation status of the floodplain bird species that are protected in the Natura 2000 sites SPA Dunajské luhy (Slovakia) and SPA Szigetkoz (Hungary). It is funded by LIFE program.
NWRM(s) implemented in the case study
warm temperate moist
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Average runoff coefficient
Case Study Info
Light or indepth?
Design & implementations
Area subject to Land use change or Management/Practice change (ha)
Design contractual arrangement
Design consultation activity
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Raise awareness about target bird species, river restoration and nature conservation issues through the creation of information and promotional materials (book, calendars, leaflets, website, panels, etc) and through media coverage (local to international).
Regular meetings with stakeholders
Design land use change
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Lessons, risks, implications...
Restoring the water courses is the best way to help all the ecosystems surround it and all the species attached to them.
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Existing staff and consultant knowledge
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Organisation committed to it
Availability of subsidies
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Policy, general governance and design targets
In the past, the Danube inland delta represented one of the largest and most diverse natural wetland complexes in central Europe. Large parts of it have been destroyed over the past few decades. Habitat loss and destruction is continuing as a result of earlier river regulation and poor area management. The decreasing habitat quality and several other factors (e.g. unregulated human disturbance) have led to major decreases in the populations of the typical floodplain bird species (black stork, night heron, little egret, sand martin etc.). Urgent actions are needed to recover or maintain the quality and quantity of the floodplain avifauna.
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Policy wider plan
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Policy requirement directive
Information on Ecosystem improved biodiversity
Expected results: Improve the conservation status of target Annex I (and Annex II/1) bird species in SPA Dunajské luhy and SPA Szigetkí¶z: Alcedo atthis, Anas querquedula, A. strepera, Ardea purpurea, Asio flammeus, Aythya nyroca, Ciconia nigra, Circus aeruginosus, C. pygargus, Dryocopus martius, Egretta garzetta, Haliaeetus albicilla, Ixobrychus minutus, Milvus migrans, Nycticorax nycticorax, Porzana parva, and Sterna hirundo; and Annex II/2: Tringa tetanus;
Ecosystem impact climate regulation
Not relevant for the specific application
Information on retained water
Information on increased water storage
Information on runoff reduction
Water quality overall improvements
Soil quality overall soil improvements
Not relevant for this application