Geonatura employees, Luka Škunca and Marina Škunca, from 06th-09th November 2017 participated on a seminar titled „The management of mountain forest habitat types in Natura 2000 sites: experience and case studies from the Continental Biogeographical region“. The Seminar was held in the biggest Czech national park (Národní park Šumava, Czech Republic), located in the mountain area on the Czech-Bavarian border. The organizers were Federation EUROPARC and the administration of NP Šumava. Federation EUROPARC deals with conservation of Europe’s natural and cultural heritage and the improvement of the management of Protected Areas through international cooperation, exchange of ideas and experience, and by influencing policy.
The Seminar was devised as a networking event that brings forward the discussion started in the course of the Continental Biogeographical Seminar that took place in Luxemburg in 2015. The aim of the Seminar was to give to experts managers of protected areas and goverment and non-goverment authorities the opportunity to exchange ideas and practical experience in management of mountain forests as part of Natura 2000 sites. During the course of the seminar, case studies will be presented focusing on:
restoration of water regime,
bark beetle management,
nature based forest management
and the impact of those measures on Natura 2000 sites and their targets.
For more information, please visit the official website: http://www.europarc.org/european-policy-natura-2000/natura-2000/mountain-forest-habitat/