The fourth meeting of the Naturavita project partners

Croatian Waters hosted the fourth meeting of the Naturavita project team, which was held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The meeting was attended by representatives of all project partners  Croatian Forests, Public Institution Nature park Kopački rit, Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds, Ministry of the Interior and of course the host of Croatian Waters.

It was an opportunity to look back together at the kick off conference of the project, which was successfully held the day before. The project manager asked all partners to briefly review the status of the implementation of the activity, with information on the identified difficulties of each partner.

 Representatives of the Ministry of Interior informed us that up to 30 September, 1549 anti-personnel mines, 2853 anti-tank mines and 606 pieces of unexploded ordnance were found and destroyed in the project area. By the end of the year, it is planned to complete demining activities and install 10 permanent information panels on project units.

Representatives of Croatian Forests reported that as part of the biological regeneration of forests, the following works were carried out: hilling seedlings on 35.51 ha and rejuvenating young seedlings on 48.43 ha. During the planting season, which encompasses autumn 2019 / spring 2020, it is planned to afforest 238,48 ha, including white willow, black poplar, oak and red ash. The plan is to plant a total of 671,446 pieces of seedlings and build 18.91 km of protective fence.

Of the contracted 6 firebreaks with elements of the forest road, 8.49 km long, the construction of one  Josipovac pasture was completed, and the following two were started: Bjelobrdski rit II and Veliki Bajat III-section. Deadline for completion of works is 15th December 2019. The reconstruction of the Podravlje Educational and Visitor Center is in the process of obtaining an amended building permit.

Representatives of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds are planning a procurement to shoot a promotional movie that should be screened at the Interim Conference.

 All other project activities go as planned.

The second part of the meeting was used for individual project partner meetings by activity.