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Progress Report (PR1) submitted

The first project progress report has been submitted on 08/01/2018. The whole documentation can be downloaded here.

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Forest browsing with 7-12 year-old kids

WWF Hungary held a one-hour session for 7-12 year-old kids from the exercise booklet Erdőböngésző (Forest browser). Children participating in the summer camp of REX Foundation were introduced to the habitats and wildlife of the natural oak forests. WWF Hungary prepares … Read More

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Progress Report (PR2) submitted

The second project progress report has been submitted on 01/07/2020.The whole documentation can be downloaded here.

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Exercise booklet for primary school children to discover the secrets of oak forests

Due to centuries of human use and logging, our oak forests have almost completely transformed, the former wilderness has disappeared from almost all over Europe. Yet the special habitats of the natural forest provide shelter for many species of animals, plants … Read More

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What do we owe to the forests? – Infographics series on natural forest ecosystem services

Nowadays we can hardly find any natural oak forests in Hungary. Due to forestry and other human influences, our oak forests have almost completely transformed, the former wilderness has disappeared from Europe and Hungary as well. Yet natural forests give … Read More

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Nature conservation management with light and shadow

Small sunny glades, deep dark forests or little sunflecks have all their charm and ecological role. With the right mix of light and shade, we are carrying out forest reforestation, assist rare tree species and suppress invasive species. Oak seedlings … Read More

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We planted 300 seedlings in Sas-hegy (DINPD) with volunteers

To shift the shrubby vegetation into a more forested one we planted 300 pubescent oak seedlings in Sas-hegy. Thank you for the help of the volunteers of the Budai Waldorf School! The planting was just before the closing of the … Read More

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We completed the reconstruction of natural forest structure in the forests of Nagyoroszi and Diósjenő (DINPD)

Natural forests are characterized by diverse structural complexity. Homogeneous forest with one dominating tree of the same age usually lacks small sunny glades, different kinds of cavities, hollows on the trees, or e.g. decaying dead wood in a stream. Therefore, … Read More

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Life4Oak Forests – for raising the biodiversity of Natura 2000 oak forests – Interview with József Fidlócky, Project Manager

Due to intensive human use, biodiversity is reduced in oak forests. The Life4Oak Forests project, supported by LIFE, aims to reverse this process with nature conservation forest management interventions. Here you can find a link presenting a Hungarian interview with … Read More

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We have suppressed the invasive plant species in 12 ha in the DINPD

Invasive plants inhibit the development of the diverse flora and fauna typical of oak forests. For this reason, DINPD has started to suppress black locust, ailanthus, common hackberry and 15 other invasive and alien plants on a total of 30 … Read More

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We have completed the zoological baseline survey in the DINPD

Birds, bats, round-dwelling invertebrates and saproxylophagous beetles were surveyed in 2019 before the nature conservation management. The management includes the creation of different microhabitats, standing and lying dead woods, gaps, leaks, etc. Thus, after the management we will be able … Read More

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