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Project objectives

Project general objective is to improve the conservation status of the floodplain bird species that are protected in SPA Dunajské luhy and SPA Szigetköz:
- Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
- Garganey Anas querquedula
- Gadwall Anas strepera
- Purple heron Ardea purpurea
- Black stork Ciconia nigra
- Marsh harrier Circus aeruginosus
- Black woodpecker Dryocopus martius
- Little egret Egretta garzetta
- White-tailed eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
- Little bittern Ixobrychus minutus
- Black kite Milvus migrans
- Night heron Nycticorax nycticorax
- Sand martin Riparia riparia
- Common tern Sterna hirundo
- Common redshank Tringa totanus

For this purpose the most threatened natural habitats of the target species have to be restored; appropriate site management has to be introduced; conditions for long-term sustainability of the conservation status of target species have to be created; and awareness of the key stakeholders and public on the conservation of floodplain habitats has to be raised.

Project objectives are defined in particular areas:
1. Restoration of selected wetlands, dried-up and disturbed river branches and oxbows 
2. Restoration of river branch connectivity, water regime and flowing water conditions
3. Land lease or purchase and following introduction of appropriate habitat management 
4. Elimination of fish migration barriers at two strategic points
5. Restoration of abandoned meadows as feeding and nesting bird habitats
6. Restoration of birds refugia and nesting areas by planting of native tree species
7. Acquiring of relevant scientific data on target species and their habitats 
8. Awareness rising of key stakeholders and public