Wildlife Research and Conservation

This project addresses the influence of invasive mammals such as American mink, Northern raccoon, Raccoon dog and Coypu on water dwelling bird colonies and birds nesting on islands. Three South Moravian localities are monitored: Věstonická Reservoir Nature Reserve, NPR Lednické Ponds National Nature Reserve and Mutěnické Ponds.

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The aim of this project is to contribute to the rescue of the souslik, across the Czech and Slovak republics. It will include a multitude of activities including: monitoring species in known areas, identifying new areas for potential colonies, improving the environment for the sousliks, providing education and further understanding of the need to protect the sousliks to local landowners and villages and target visitors to souslik regions to promote their conservation.

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This project aims to identify migration corridors between Czech/Saxon otter subpopulations and highlight barriers to migration and potential risk spots. The data collected will be collated to create a knowledge base for all partners which in turn will ultimately strengthen cross-border relationships. It will also develop risk elimination measures and create information for the further education of the general and professional public.

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The Eurasian lynx is often found in border areas. The aim of this project is to improve international cooperation for the protection of the Czech-Bavarian-Austrian lynx populations.

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Background information The Peregrine Falcon is very rare in the Czech Republic and is one of our critically endangered species. In many countries, it became extinct during the 1960s, especially due the effects of the DDT application but now, however, it gradually returns and its current abundance is around 75 nesting pairs. Normally, it nests on rocks, but due to...

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This project is focussed on the collection of dead river otters from across the Czech Republic. We then examine these animals to inform us on population demographics such as age structure, sex ratio and mortality rate.

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Background information The Peregrine Falcon is very rare in the Czech Republic and is one of our critically endangered species. In many countries, it became extinct during the 1960s, especially due the effects of the DDT application but now, however, it gradually returns and its current abundance is around 75 nesting pairs. Normally, it nests on rocks, but due to...

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Cílem projektu byl detailní průzkum populací lindušky úhorní, bělořita šedého a strnada zahradního v povrchových hnědouhelných lomech Podkrušnohorské pánve a zjištění biotopových nároků lindušky úhorní a bělořita šedého.

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The aim of this project was a to complete a detailed, large-scale monitoring project of the edible dormouse, across the Czech Republic. This was completed by listening to night-time vocalisations of the dormice. The project also included an analysis of the habitat requirements of the species. Alongside this, an assessment of the current state and perspective of the population of this species in the Czech Republic took place.

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This project, based in South Moravia, focused on four key measures of health care for the European souslik: monitoring beyond the scope of regular annual monitoring, demographic study of a selected population, analysis of population viability and public awareness.

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Implementation of measures to support the Eurasian otter in the Czech Republic, focusing on two main areas: road mortality and conflict with fishermen

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Preparing a rescue program for the Saker falcon in the Czech Republic.

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The aim of the project is to bring people closer to the life of specific lynx from South and West Bohemia.

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The carnivorous animals of the Podyjí National Park, South Moravia, have so far received little attention. For this reason, we carried out a new project to identify basic information on both protected and invasive carnivores in this area.

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The Vápovka valley, near Dačice, is one of the most valuable parts of the Dačice region from both the botanical and zoological point of view. The aim of the project was to provide suitable management across this area.

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This project focuses on the issue of introduced, non-native carnivorous species, which pose a threat to the nesting colonies of waterfowl in South Moravia in 2014-2015.

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Mapping Romanian bird populations to analyse the current state.

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The Spotted Polecat is a mysterious mustelid, living in the steppe habitats of southeastern Europe. The project focused on its occurrence, its habitat and methods of monitoring.

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This project focuses on the issue of introduced, non-native carnivorous species, which pose a threat to the nesting colonies of waterfowl in South Moravia.

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The Šumava-Bavarian-Austrian population of the Eurasian lynx is our largest population of this rare animal, yet it is still endangered. The main goal of the Trans-Lynx project is to ensure better protection of these animals through cooperation of experts from Germany and the Czech Republic.

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The educational 'Otter Trail' on the Thaya river was built as part of this project. It's a 10km pedestrian path which follows the valley of the Moravian Thaya in the northern part of the national park and Moravian Thaya Natura 2000 site.

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The aim of this project was to map the occurrence and regulation of the American mink throughout the national park. The project also focussed on the parks surrounding areas, especially the river basin flowing into the park.

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In cooperation with the Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development, basic monitoring of the European mink, one of Europe's most endangered mammals, took place in the Danube Delta.

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There were two project objectives: 1. Regulate the population of the non-native American mink in the Vysočina Region 2. Design a mink management plan for our landscape.

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The aim of this project was to obtain demographic data on the population of the Eurasian otter in the Czech Republic and subsequently analyse the viability of the population.

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The aim of the project was to obtain demographic data on the population of the Eurasian otter in the Czech Republic and subsequently to analyse the population viability.

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This project, working with the Romania organisation Milvus group, and based on field data from monitoring, created a scientific proposal for Natura 2000. This included data on the occurrence of the European souslik, the Steppe polecat and the Marbled polecat in the steppe biotopes of Romanian Dobruja.

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The aim of the project was a basic survey of the occurrence of American mink in the CHKO Poodří and its surrounding areas.

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This project focussed on surveying mammals in the Věstonice Reservoir with a particular interest in potential bird predators.

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This was a project of ornithological research of specially protected areas and sites of European importance, Mušovský luh, Drnholecký luh and Vranovický Plačkův les, and focused on mapping birds of prey and black storks nests.

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Throughout the last century, the Eurasian otter has completely disappeared from Switzerland. The aim of the project was to evaluate the possibility of natural migration of otters, to Switzerland, from otter populations in neighbouring countries.

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This project set out to map the occurrence of the Eurasian otter in Macedonia, using the standard IUCN method, in spring 2007.

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