Mountain grasslands in Dalmatia are facing a loss of biodiversity due to the decrease of grazing practices. Rural migration and land abandonment are leading to the progressive reforestation of these pastures and to an increase in the risk of fire, which results in the degradation of habitats and species specific to this region. In Croatia, combined actions of manual restoration, targeted grazing and burning are implemented to restore mountain grassland birds’ habitats.
The Dinara back to LIFE project is being implemented on approximately 50 thousand hectares and aims to restore a portion of overgrown grasslands and expand the habitat of three bird species.
Find out about the different restoration practices tested and their impact on our good practice.21 September 2022