Workshop – Management of Natura 2000 sites

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Between 3-5 May 2017, EUROPARC Central and Eastern Europe and the Fertő-Hanság National Park Directorate (Hungary) organised a workshop to review the management of Natura 2000 sites and summarize experiences. Participants came from Czech Republic, Croatia and Hungary,  representing their governmental, non-governmental organisations or public body administrations, managing Natura 2000 sites. Gábor Reischl, Conservation Expert at Fertő-Hanság National Park, highlighted the importance of organising such event:

Managers of Natura 2000 sites in Central and Eastern Europe face similar problems but solutions may differ significantly in each country due to differences in legislation and organisational structure therefore, the exchange of management experiences (e.g. mosaic-like treatment, suppression of invasive plants), is very important today and in the future.

During the workshop, participants discussed:

  • the implementation of Natura 2000 in different countries
  • Preparation of management plans for N2000 and their harmonization with management plans for nationally designated areas, main challenges of the process and current state of the play
  • EU agricultural subsidies vs. Natura 2000 aims

On the second and third day participants, could get an impression of the natural treasures, management and arising problems at Lake Fertő and Hanság. Management of wetlands (flooding, water retention) and mosaic-like treatment in favor of Maculinea species were the priority issues.

All presentations are available for download below.

Management of Natura 2000

Natura 2000 in Czech republic – Krknose National park and CZ Ministry of Environment

Hungarian way of the Natura 2000 implementation – Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture

Natura 2000 in Hungary – the site manager’s perspective – Hungary, Hortobágy National Park

How to handle 90 Natura 2000 sites with 4 people – Croatia, Natura Jadera

Case Studies – Monitoring and Restoration

Natura 2000 monitoringHungary, Fertő-Hanság National Park

Dry grassland SCIs in SW part of PLA České středohoří – planned restoration, management, vegetation monitoring – past and future – Czech Republic

Natura 2000, CAP and Agri-environmental schemes

Relationship between CAP and Natura 2000 – Tools and their implementation to help biodiversity in farmlands – MME/BirdLife Hungary

The case of Orange Eggar (Eriogaster catax) with the agri-environmental schemes – Hungary, Fertő-Hanság National Park

Development of the Great Bustard with agri-environmental schemes – Hungary, Kiskunság National Park Directorate