We have completed the zoological baseline survey in the DINPD

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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 to see the effect of the interventions on these taxa. During the baseline survey the experts collected many interesting data. For example in the Esztergom project site the blue ground bettle (Carabus intricatus) and the Aptinus bombarda was found, while in Nagyoroszi the Carabus montivagus was found, which are characteristic of oak forests, but these species are rare in these areas. Considering the saproxylophagous beetles 1366 specimens were collected using the window traps (1-1 ha, treated and control areas). The individuals belonged to 132 species, of which 13 species are protected, such as the satg beetle (Lucanus cervus), the great capricorn beetle (Cerambyx cerdo), or the symbol of the DINPD, the rosalia longicorn (Rosalia alpina). During the habitat survey, the violet click beetle (Limoniscus violaceus) and the flat bark beetles Cucujus cinnaberinus was found in 100-120 years old forest. This is the reason why it is very important to protect very old, large trees and to create a variety of microhabitats (bark injuries, standing and lying dead woods, decaying trunks etc.). Thus, the species required special habitats could find their homes. We have also completed a significant part of nature conservation forest management, thus in next year (2021) we will be able to investigate the effects of the management.