The main goal of project is improvement of the unfavourable or unfavourable-bad conservation status of 11 priority habitats and 3 priority species (with special focus on endemic species) in 25 SCIs (Sites of Community Importance) in the South Bohemia Region of the Czech Republic and 30 SCIs in south of the Slovak Republic. Subjects of protection are in poor condition due to long-term absence of site management, inappropriate management, expansion of invasive plant species, etc.
The project CZ–SK SOUTH LIFE has been fourteenth LIFE project approved in the Czech Republic since 2004. The project gained the highest funding from the European Commission. In additionally the project has the longest duration time.
The goal of the project is to optimise the management of 33 ha and increase the size of the habitat by 8.8 ha, i.e. an increase by 50 % when compared with the actual situation. Another goal is to increase the species population by 10 % minimally.
The goal of the project is to increase the species population by 10 % minimally and increase the size of suitable sites by 20 %. Within the framework of the whole project, more than 1,000 old trees will be treated and other 1,000 trees will be planted. 300 pollard willows will be treated, and 500 willows will be planted.
Managements will be implemented on a total of 55 SCIs (25 in the South Bohemian Region and 30 in southern Slovakia)