November 17, 2020 – Most of grasslands in Croatia is maintained by mowing or grazing. However, as these activities decrease, the grasslands overgrow, lose their ecological functions, and their biodiversity decreases.
Conservation of grassland biodiversity is encouraged through co-financing of activities covered by measure “10 – Agriculture, Environment and Climate Change” of the Rural Development Program of the Republic of Croatia. Farmers who implement this measure by adapting the management of grasslands on their plots contribute to the preservation of characteristic grassland plant species and diurnal butterflies outside their farm.
In order to gain insight into the state of biodiversity of grasslands on which conservation measures are implemented in relation to grasslands on which they are not implemented, Oikon’s experts, as part of a project of the Ministry of Agriculture, researched 450 sites throughout Croatia from May to October this year and recorded over 950 different species of plants.
Congratulations to the entire team on the job successfully and professionally done! 😊