PROJEKT: Restoration of drought-loving herbaceous communities in the contact area of the Pannonian and Alpine bioregions

One of the goals of the LIFE PANALP project is the involvement of volunteers in nature conservation. In this way, event participants will not only help nature, but also learn a lot about active care of target habitats and species. Information thus reaches the public through the experiences of individuals. We have therefore organized several brigades in autumn 2021.

In cooperation with the Administration of the PLA Biele Karpaty, we mowed and cleaned the location of the endemic Tephroseris longifolia subsp. moravica in the Sites of Community Importance (SCI) Vršatské bradlá. We thank twenty volunteers, especially geocachers, for their help. As part of another brigade within the scope of the Biele Karpaty PLA, we worked with volunteer nature guards at the SCI Omšenská baba.

In cooperation with the PLA Strážovské vrchy, we helped again at the location of the ash tree, this time in the village of Čavoj in the SCI Temešská skala. The event in Vrchteplá in Súľovské vrchy was graced by the rich participation of volunteers from the surrounding area and again from the ranks of geocachers.

At the end of November and the beginning of December, brigades were held at SCI Temešská skala 3 times, for a total of 4 days. Geocachers helped again, but students from the grammar school in Bratislava, local volunteer rangers and participants of the brigade in Vrchteplá also surprised us. Everyone got involved with enthusiasm and interest in saving valuable non-forest areas.

In SCI Beckovské Skalice, we just joined the brigade of voluntary nature rangers (organized by the Administration of the White Karpaty PLA). We informed them about the values of the territory and the planned activities in cooperation with the local farmer, who will hopefully soon graze the valuable areas of the territory.

As part of the brigades, we focused on drought-loving and heat-loving non-forest habitats, we talked about the development of the country, why forestlessness has its irreplaceable place and great importance in it. We promised each other a meeting in the spring-summer period, when we will show the results of our often strenuous work on an excursion.

Thank you all for your help and we look forward to more volunteer events!

If you would also like to get involved in nature conservation as a volunteer, contact us at broz@broz.sk.

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