The Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic and the Green Foundation concluded a Project Agreement for the implementation of the project “ACC04P01 Wetlands for Life and Prosperity: Restoration of the Ramsar Site in the Morava River Alluvium” within the “Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation” program 2014 – 2021.
The Green Foundation is the leader of the project partnership, and other members of the consortium are Regional Association for Nature Conservation and Sustainable development – BROZ and the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. The main goal of the project is to restore at least 210,000 m2 of degraded wetlands belonging to the Ramsar area of the Morava River in the cadastral area of the village of Malé Leváre by 04/2024. The project is implemented in the period from 2/2022 – 4/2024.
The project partnership teamed up with local landowners, who decided to dedicate abandoned meadows and extensively used agricultural land to restore local wetland ecosystems. This positive precedent will support and encourage other landowners in the region to restore wetlands or switch to organic and sustainable farming practices. Our shared vision is to create a place suitable for relaxation and education on the importance of local wetlands. When planning a nature trail, we have also thought of people with autism spectrum disorders, to whom the track will be friendly.