Cooperation between the Projects
We would like to invite the institutions implementing the Projects LIFE NATURA to enter into cooperation with the Project Life+ Beskidy.
The aforementioned cooperation is aimed at establishing the network for sharing experience and should provide space for more effective implementation of tasks connected to active environmental protection.
The basis for cooperation would consist in exchange of subject-matter as well as practical knowledge indispensable for executing activities during implementation of the Projects as well as after the completion of implementation of projects. Information on the activities executed to the extent of the aforementioned Projects will be published on the website of the Project Life+ “Beskidy”
Further to the above, we wholeheartedly encourage you to learn about the provisions of the declaration as well as to contact those in charge of implementing the Project Life+ “Beskidy.”
Nationwide information and promotion campaign “Discover your Nature” within the framework of the Project implemented by the General Directorate for Environmental Protection
The main objective of the Project has been to raise public awareness to the extent of environmental protection and biodiversity within the Programme Natura 2000 in the Polish society. Additionally, the specific objectives of the project are:
- increasing positive attitude towards Natura 2000 sites in Poland, especially among local communities residing in some of the Natura 2000 areas,
- strengthening the cooperation of representatives of various communities in relation to the Natura 2000 network,
- providing reliable information on the Natura 2000 network – to present facts and overturn myths.
To find out more about the Project, please visit: http://poznajnature.pl/
LIFE+ “Protection of valuable natural non-forest habitats typical of the Orle Gniazda Landscape Park”
project is a response to the undesirable changes concerning semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates and the need for protection of the valuable endemic Cochlearia polonica. The program is realized by the Śląskie Voivodeship – Silesian Voivodeship Landscape Parks Complex and will enable preservation and protection of the valuable non-forest habitats (Annex I of the Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora) characteristic of the Natura 2000 areas in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland (on the territory of the Orle Gniazda Lanscape Park), consequently creating a system of landscape and natural chains called the ecological corridors.
Project LIFE13 NAT/PL/000038 entitled ‘The Conservation of Valuable Habitats in Ponidzie’
The immediate objective of the Project consists in taking protective measures, which will provide the opportunity to improve and preserve the ecosystems of semi-natural habitats, including inter alia: xerothermic swards and thermophilic oak forests and the preservation and protection of the population of serratula lycopifoliaand carlina onopordifolia. Restoration and preservation of spatial mosaic of ecosystems will also have the impact on the improvement of the population of plant and animal species listed in Appendix No. 2 of the EU Habitats Directive. An important objective of the Project is to create a reserve of genes plant species threatened with extinction and typical of the region of Ponidzie, i.e. serratula lycopifolia, carlina onopordifolia, stipa pennata, hairy flax, prunus fruticosa and dictamnus.
The indirect objective of the Project will consist in the restoration of the pasturing of the sheep, which has not been present within the area for several decades. The aforementioned activity is intended to make it possible to restore the environmental habitats in a proper condition and make it possible to create new workplaces in the region and restore some cultural patterns, associated with grazing. Further to the above, it is intended to improve the economic status of the local population to the extent of the possibility of gaining additional income and contribute to the increase in tourist attractiveness of the region. The project additionally aims at activation of the local community in terms of raising awareness related to the threat and the need to protect the most valuable ecosystems within the region of Ponidzie.