CONSERVATION > HABITAT RESTORATION PROJECTS
Sakertour team members has been involved in the elaboration or execution of various habitat restoration projects in the Carpathain Basin. See a few samples below.

  1. Floodplain restoration. Natural river management: floodplain restoration and utilisation. Feasibility study on large-scale government projects to re-regulate the River Tisza by restoring extensive areas of living floodplains to receive the ever increasing flood water. The Floodplain Restoration Concept is an alternative to constructing dams or emergency reservoirs. (Project framework: VTT-1999-2002).
  2. Grassland restoration and management at the Hortobágy National Park for bird protection. Project was run by the Hortobágy Environmental Association. A 4-year long EU-LIFE restoration project to improve degraded bird habitats in the Hortobágy National Park with increasing livestock grazing pressure combined with rural development while creating employment opportunities for locals. (Project number: LIFENAT02/H/8638: 2002-2006. Project area: nearly 2000 hectares.). See details
  3. Wetland restoration and management at Biharugra Fishponds for migratory bird protection. A 4-year long GEF project in cooperation with Birdlife International and Wetland International to develop a sustainable, multifunctional, nature-friendly fish-farming model (Project life cycle: 2007-2010). Project was run by the Hungarian Birdlife partner MME.
  4. Sodic Lake habitat restoration and management in the Hortobágy National Park for bird protection. Project is run by the Hortobágy Environmental Association. Within the habitat type Pannonic salt steppes and salt marshes (1530) sodic lakes and their catchment areas principally comprising lowland Pannonic loess steppic grasslands (6250) are the most vulnerable and at the same time the most seriously deteriorated habitats in the Carpathian Basin. This 4-year long EU-LIFE+ restoration project is about to restore a sodic lake in the Hortobágy National Park as well as to carry out a survey of the current status of all the sodic lakes in the Carpathian Basin. This would be the first initial step for a Basin-wide restoration programme for these sodic lakes in the future. (Project number: LIFENAT07/H/000324: 2009-2012. Project area: nearly 2000 hectares.). See details

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