Project number: LIFE11 NAT/PL/436
Project period: 03.09.2012-31.08.2016
Total project budget: 2 113 851 euro
Until recently, almost across the whole area of meadows along the Upper Narew Valley, local farmers have extensively managed their land, which supported breeding water birds and waders. Along with the reduction of mowing and almost complete disappearance of grazing cattle and horses, there has been a problem of natural succession, manifested especially in the development of high herbaceous vegetation communities and reeds. These changes have adversely affected populations of especially waders such as lapwing, black-tailed godwit, redshank, as well as much rarer great snipe. The need to halt the adverse habitat changes responsible for the decline of rare and valuable species, promoted the development of the great snipe active protection project.
The main objectives of the project are to: