Getting in touch with the operator of the Dubrava hydroelectric power plant


The operating method of the Dubrava hydroelectric power plant, located only 15 km from the Hungarian border, have a remarkable influence on the water flow of the Hungarian section of the river.

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Relations with local farmers continued


Consultations between project partners and local stakeholders continued in a face-to-face meeting.

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Educational toolkit has been completed


A gap-filling educational toolkit was made about the past, present and future of our rivers.

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Presentation of the WiseDrava Life project in international forum


The objectives, results and experiences of the WiseDrava Life project were presented in an international conservational conference.

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The Drava exhibition has been renewed


The renewed natural history exhibition of the visitor center in Barcs-Drávaszentes was opened officially. The investment was implemented within the framework of the LIFE project "Wise water management along the Drava in order to preserve river and floodplain habitats".

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Field visits along the Drava are successful


In addition to their main purpose, field trips along the Drava provide additional results.

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Installing information boards by the Drava River


Information boards presenting the natural values of the Drava and the reconstruction works aimed at their preservation are displayed at two locations along the river.

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Monintoring studies are underway in the Lankóc Forest


Studies will be carried out in 2021 to monitor the effects of habitat reconstructions after the baseline surveys.

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Our thematic magazine already arrived to households in the Drava Region


Our thematic Drava magazine reached almost 9000 households.

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Studies mapping the ecosystem services of the project sites have been completed


Ecosystem services of the Lankóci Forest and the Drava River are in the focus of specific studies.

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Improving the background of social events


We prepare social events based on personal presence with easy-to-transport roll ups.

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Press release on the occasion of World Water Day


World Water Day provides an opportunity every year to draw attention to the values of our natural rivers and the importance of responsible water management.

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Animated short film about the project


Even today, we have a huge potential for reviving our rivers and wetlands. In our animated short film, we present the possibilities of this and the objectives of the WISEDRAVA LIFE project.

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Building of water retention artefacts completed


Water retention artefacts were built in Lankóc Forest to improve the water regime of the area and facilitating flood protection.

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The Drava in focus in the latest WWF magazine issued


In the focus of the latest WWF magazine you can read about river Drava and the ongoing WiseDrava LIFE project.

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The first inhabitans of the bat boxes


Installed artificial nests are colonized by bat specimens.

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Black locust plantation replaced by natural tree specimens


The extent of natural forests will be increased by planting oaks in a plot covered by the non-native black locust.

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Artificial nests and bat boxes installed


Artificial nests and bat boxes provides breeding and sleeping places for black stork and various bat species.

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Nature conservational baseline studies completed


Results of baselie studies, compared with the results of future monitoring studies, will quantify the effectiveness of the project’s field activities.

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Information forum for local stakeholders


Water retention artefact were built in Lankóc Forest to improve the water regime of the area and facilitating flood protection.

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Locality of side-branch reconnection selected


A side-branch, located partly in Croatia and Hungary, will be reconnected to the Drava main branch, resulting in a slight deceleration of the river flow in a much wider cross-section

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The water retention model of the Lankóci forest is completed


The water supply of the Lankóci forest would be secured by implementing small-scale artificial water retention objects. The location of these objects (the level of the river bed, hurdles) was determined by the partners on the basis of the relief and water retention model.

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Study tour to the Morava River


Under the LIFE project (LIFE10 NAT/AT/000015) at the downstream regions of the Morava river (alongside the Czech-Hungarian, later Austrian-Slovakian border, and at the Devín Canyon flowing into the river Danube) they mainly concentrated on the restoration of the side branch on the Austrian side.

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The WISEDRAVALIFE project has started!


On July 1, 2018, our LIFE-Nature project, WISEDRAVALIFE (LIFE17NAT/HU/000577), has been officially launched.

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Study tour to the Upper Drava and to the Salzach River


In the WISEDRAVA project we have undertaken to take into consideration all the experience gained during the already completed river restoration works. Our first destination was the Upper Drava and the Salzach River in Austria.

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