17-19th September, Szokolya, Hungary
On the third week of September, Centralparks partners and nature conservation experts gathered in Szokolya, Hungary, to attend the workshop on innovative methods in conservation planning. The workshop focused on the state-of-the-art light detection and ranging tool for monitoring the topography, the species and habitat diversity called LiDAR, together with forest and grassland state evaluation. The workshop was organized by the Danube-Ipoly National Park Directorate in the heart of the Börzsöny project project pilot site.
Integrated into the 3-day workshop, the Thematic Transnational Task Force on nature conservation management has been established, which brings together expert cooperation on the the development of a Nature Conservation Management Plan for Börzsöny Mountains.
Effective, integrated, science-based nature conservation management planning in Carpathian Protected Areas needs innovative tools, methods and capacity building. Centralparks therefore aims to introduce a new approach for conservation planning that will also be put into practice in Danube-Ipoly National Park in Hungary.