Norway Grants and EEA Grants 2014–2021
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Knowledge for Sustainable Nature Management (ZAGON)

Programme area:

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation


Improved management of ecosystems under climate change pressure


Improved capacity for ecosystems management

Project title:

Knowledge for Sustainable Nature Management

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Project Promoter:

Municipality of Grosuplje

Project Partners:

Partner 1: Institute for Tourism and Promotion Grosuplje
Partner 2: Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation
Partner 3: Slovenian Forest Service
Partner 4: Slovenian Forestry Institute
Partner 5: University College for Green Development (NOR)

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Co-financing source:

EEA Grants and corresponding Slovenian contribution

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Main project results:

5 ecosystems restored in the areas of Landscape park Radensko polje, Landscape park Rački ribniki, SAC (so-called Special Areas of Conservation) Menina, SPA (so-called Special Protected Areas) Grintovci – sub-area Turnovka, SPA Grintovci – sub-areas Podolševa and Raduha (total area of restored areas 46.15 ha) with listed ecosystem services and proposed management models – 2 management models developed: a unified management model (EMUE) for individual ecosystems and a complex management model (KMUE) for cultural landscapes; education and awareness campaign conducted; professionals with upgraded knowledge and competencies for improved ecosystem management trained.

Project summary:

The main goal of the project is to increase the resilience of ecosystems that are most under the pressure of climate change. The project focuses on forests and wetlands, which are characterized by a large contribution to mitigating climate change. All the selected project areas are Natura 2000 areas, whose target qualifying species and habitat types are in an unfavorable conservation state and which have suffered significant damage due to climate change in the last 10 years or are further threatened by climate change. In order to achieve the main goal, a series of trainings for different target groups will be carried out as part of the educational and intelligence campaign, and at the same time, key stakeholders will also be involved in the process of planning and implementing concrete measures and in the development of new management models, which will increase the knowledge and competence of managers and other stakeholders for better ecosystem management.

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