Slovenia

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Conservation and Management of Dry Grasslands in Eastern Slovenia” (LIFE14 NAT / SI / 000005)

Overview

 

Scheme

The main objective of the project LIFE TO GRASSLANDS “Conservation and Management of Dry Grasslands in Eastern Slovenia” (LIFE14 NAT / SI / 000005) is to improve unfavourable status and to ensure long-term multifunctional use of grasslands on chosen project areas in Slovenia.

Through the project we developed and tested a RBPS for species rish dry grasslands (6210* and  6230*).

 

6210* Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (*) important orchid sites at Haloze project area
6230* Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on siliceous substrates in mountain areas at Pohorje proejct area

Location of the scheme

several regions

The RBPS for species rich grasslands is applied at four project areas (Haloze, Pohorje, Kum and Gorjanci (Natura 2000 sites).

Duration of the scheme

Since: 2015
Until: 2020

Objective(s) of the scheme / project

  • Biodiversity

RBPS for Species-rich grasslands (two priority habitat types: 6210* and 6230*)

Which habitats or species are in the focus of the scheme / project?

  • Only habitats of FFH-D.

6210* Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (*) important orchid sites

6230* Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on siliceous substrates in mountain areas at four project sites

Which indicators are used?

  • Species (incl FFH and BD)
  • Landscape Elements

Indicator plant species specific for each area in combination with physical structures  (bare soil, structure of grasslands, invasive species)

Design of scheme / project

  • Pure Result Based Payments

By which fund(s) is the scheme / project implemented?

  • LIFE

How are the incentives (payment levels) calculated?

  • Other

How many hectares are in the scheme (year 2020)?

  • 501 – 1.000

How many farmers take part in the scheme?

  • 101 – 500

Are there any evaluation results (2020)?

  • Yes

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Evaluation

Evaluation is being carried out by project staff, at the beginning and after 5 years. In addition farmers are being thought to identify indicator plants in order to be able to self-assess the status of their grasslands.

 

Farmers assessing the status of their grasslands with presence of indicator plants.