Direct aims

  • Developing a standardized and integrated population monitoring for both species on both sides of the border. Incorporating Hungarian protocols and experience, adapting them to Serbian circumstances to ensure long-term monitoring.
  • Active conservation management of the target species, halting the decrease in the breeding population of both species in Serbia, conservation management of areas important for the target species in Hungary that were not in the focus of previous projects, restoring nesting sites with artificial nest-boxes.
  • Animal Health monitoring of both species, with special emphasis of on the West-Nile Virus (WNV), a pathogen with relatively serious human risks.
  • Revealing all local threatening factors of both species and delivering potential solutions.
  • Raising wider public awareness on the importance of conserving the natural heritage through the protection of the target species. Integrating the land-owners and stakeholders in the conservation of the species’ habitats.
  • Advertising project objective and results with establishing and maintaining a tri-lingual (English- Hungarian-Serbian) website.
  • Establishing fluent communication channels between conservation bodies and professionals on both sides of the border to ensure coherent response to challenges in nature conservation.