Cooperation for the protection of our natural assets
In Hungary, the total area protected either by national or EU legislation has grown to 22 % of the total territory. The project collects extensive data on protected natural areas of local interest and on Natura 2000 areas. Based on this data, the project organises an important awareness raising campaign (with information events, competitions, webpage) and enhances the protection of natural areas of local interest.
Thema / Schwerpunktbereich
Umwelt und Infrastruktur
Biologische Vielfalt und Naturschutz
Different target groups such as farmers, politicians, mayors, but as well scientists or children and pupils.
In Hungary, the total area protected either by national or EU legislation has grown to 22 % of the total territory. There is however a remarkable lack of useful information for land users (e.g. farmers) on Natura 2000 areas and very little information available on protected natural areas of local interest – this lack of knowledge is an important risk for the preservation of the areas. Another risk for the naturally valuable areas has arisen with the EU agricultural subsidy system. Farmers in fact try to maximize the agricultural subsidies with measures like drainages to increase the land eligible for subsidies.
Hungarian registration number: SH 4/1
The goal is to strengthen the protection of Natura 2000 areas and protected natural areas of local interest. For this purpose, environmental awareness of stakeholders such as farmers, mayors, politicians, but as well younger generations is increased. Thanks to better information and awareness raising measures, there shall be a significant change in nature protection by these groups.
With the help of supporting organisations, extensive data will be collected on protected natural areas of local interest and Natura 2000. The information will be made available mainly for farmers, politicians in a user-friendly way on a webpage, in information events in the counties as well as in publications. These activities are complemented by a nationwide awareness raising campaign on conservation issues targeting especially younger people.
The expected results are:
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