Sur Fen Nature Reserve - Restoration of Water Regime in Sur Fen Nature Reserve
The overall project objective was to restore the natural hydrology of Sur Fen National Nature Reserve, located in the Danubian lowland, immediately northeast of Slovakia's capital, Bratislava and to reach a favourable conservation status for the wetland habitats within the reserve. The project achieved the elaboration of the Rescue and Management Plan, installation of an exemplary education trail in the reserve, and the publication of high quality dissemination products. Thus, the threats regarding the inappropriate use of non-forest land in the Nature 2000 site and the lack of awareness of the public were mitigated. The proposed zoning of the Sur Fen National Nature Reserve and identification of conservation measures in each protected zone and buffer zones provides a solid basis for transparent determination of competencies of public institutions and private landowners as well.