Thanks to the implementation of project actions of LIFE Sub-pannonic on Site of Community Importance Plešivská planina the project team persuaded the owner of the unique historical grazing infrastructure located on the site, the Serenyi water tank, to agree with the inclusion of the water tank in the list of National cultural monuments. This leads to protection of the monument and opens up a funding opportunities to restore the water tank to serve the original purpose – collecting and providing water for grazing animals.
As the water availability on SCI Plešivská planina is very poor (it is the karst plain up to 600 m over the erosion base with steep slopes and poor access), the restoration of the water tank will significantly help to improve the grazing opportunities on the site and its sustainability. Moreover, the inclusion in the National cultural monuments list will increase interest in visiting the place as well as its surroundings. The inclusion of the water tank in the list of National cultural monuments in Slovakia was done at 4.10.2021.