Renaturalization of the inland delta of the Nida river

Renaturalization of the inland delta of the Nida river

Our project was presented on Radio Krakow by prof. Tadeusz Zając from the Institute of Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków. We invite you to listen to the show at the address: https://www.radiokrakow.pl/audycje/ekospotkania/renaturyzacja-srodladowej-delty-rzeki-nidy.

Protection of old riverbeds, riparian forests and many animal species, as well as the restoration of the original, unique natural values of the inland delta of the Nida river – the project was prepared by the Świętokrzyskie and Nadnidziadzkie Landscape Parks Complex. Several dozen of Krakow’s scientists are working on the restoration of willow, poplar, alder and ash riparian forests, the restoration of optimal habitat conditions for birds (including the bittern, corn crake, spotted crake, white stork) and the restitution of species under strict species protection, such as the thick shelled river mussel or the pond turtle.

The value of the project “Renaturalization of the inland delta of the Nida river” is over five million euros.  Sixty percent is co-financed by the European Commission and the rest – by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management and the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship – the Świętokrzyskie and Nadnidziadzkie Landscape Parks Complex. The project will be implemented on an area of about 400 ha for a period of 6 years – until the end of 2024. Prof. Tadeusz Zając from the Institute of Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków was interviewed by Ewa Szkurlat from Radio Kraków.