The impact of climate change in southern Slovakia is already very noticeable today. Increased temperature and lack of rainfall affect not only farmers but also the surrounding nature. In Slovakia, the average annual temperature has risen by more than 1 ° C over the last 100 years. The warmest 12 years have been recorded since…
Dear Minister of the Environment,
We, the signatories of this petition, turn to you in demand of a modification of the Temporary management terms for Gabčíkovo – Nagymaros Barrage System in the territory of Slovak Republic in order to provide the necessary care and protection for the last remains of the Danube inland delta in Slovak territory.
Floodplain forests are often overlooked in the search for solutions of climate change. However, floodplain forest restoration can play a very important role in reducing CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere.
Trees have the ability to capture large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere and store it as carbon in their tissues. An adult tree can sequester up to 22kg of CO2 in one year.
As a result, forests are extremely important in slowing down the ongoing climate change caused by high concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere as a result of burning of fossil fuels and habitat destruction.
About a year ago, we started renewal activities in the area of European importance Sedliská pri Hlohovci. The southern part of this area consists of beautiful xerothermic meadows with pulsatilla and adonis, which were used as pastures in the past.
Tarbucka hill stretches over the villages Streda nad Bodrogom, Veľký Kamenec and Malý Kamenec. Thanks to its specific subsoil and suitable microclimatic conditions, Tarbucka hosts rare drought and thermophilic herbaceous vegetation and provides a home for many protected species of plants and animals. Thanks to these natural values it has been declared a Territory of European Importance.
The species richness of our country is linked to non-forest habitats – they include thermophilic and xerophilous meadows and pastures, which we can admire in Slovenský Kras. These habitats depend on traditional management – extensive grazing and mowing. Unfortunately, most cities have not been farming traditionally for over 30 years. As a result, pastures are overgrown with aerial trees and expansive grasses.
If you admire the Danube river and its side arms, visit the area near the Kľúčovec village, where we are gradually starting to restore the river branch system along the Danube. This year we re-connected the lower part of the Kľúčovské arm to the main stream of the Danube. There is also an information panel,…
Make yourself, your friends or family happy and get a nice Christmas present!
Wear a T-shirt with mandala of Danube nature made by an art graphic designer Riki Watzka – you will support the conservation of Danube floodplains.
Support the conservation of Danube floodplains with 20 Eur or more and we will be glad to send you our original T-shirt made of organic cotton.
The Kľúčovské rameno arm – already the eighth arm, which, together with partner organizations, we managed to restore in the river branch system of the Danube. Together we are celebrating another significant milestone in our efforts to restore the Danube inland delta. Work began in March and finished in November 2019. A side overflow was…
If you get near by to Bátorove Kosihy village, you will find two new information panels to learn more about the SPA Dolné Pohronie as well as interesting species inhabiting the steep walls created on sand dunes. If you get here during the breeding season (of course best on the bike), you have a high…