Establishment of biocentre in the Nejdek u Lednice cadastre

Our P.B.C. procured a project (along with processing a complex application for funding from the Operational Programme Environment, priority axis 6.3) for an interesting site with a well-established name “Nejdek Biocentre”. The key objective of the project is to adapt the site to an exemplary biocentre which will provide ideal conditions for the development and protection of biodiversity in wetland, riparian and grassland habitats. Removal of invasive tree species, black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) in particular, growing along the mine wall of a former sand pit and implemented local revitalization of the wall will create an ideal habitat for nesting of the bank swallow (Riparia riparia), the European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) and the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). Growths of softwood broadleaf trees on the banks of pools will provide ideal conditions for nesting of e.g. the penduline tit (Remiz pendulinus). The establishment of a natural site in the vicinity of the Nejdek u Lednice and Lednice municipalities will provide pleasing environment for the local residents and tourists as well as a space for children to play in. At the same time it will help create an interesting wetland and forest steppe ecosystem enabling the growth of rare plan, animal and fungi species. The site is intended for use as a training space for local and neighbouring schoolchildren. The site is notable for several reasons, being part of the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape, World Heritage Site, as well as part of the Pannonian biogeographical region.
The restored permanent and vernal pools will create ideal conditions for amphibians and reptiles, while newly established flower-rich hay meadows will create a habitat for a number of plant species and associated invertebrate groups. Establishment of this Territorial System of Ecological Stability (TSES) biocentre will trigger a number of positive ecosystem changes in the surrounding cultural landscape. The proposed and implemented measures will restore the biological function of permanent high and low vegetation as habitats with a number of ecotone zones.