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Pilot measures on Wolfsboden


New permanent structural features were created to practically demonstrate their function in biodiversity-enhancing organic agriculture.

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Recharge your strength, look, marvel & play at the resting places in the Fields of Diversity


Those seeking recreation and those interested in nature will find paths in the redesigned area that allow wide views and recreational areas with a nature experience factor: four lovingly designed places bear the sounding names Field View, Wide View, Bird's Nest and Insect Oasis and invite visitors to linger, play and move in a variety of ways. Information pillars with pictures and information arouse visitors' curiosity to discover the diversity of the cultural landscape in the Lobau foreland, the so-called "Neue Lobau".

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Challenge Results Reports Voices - Collection document AgriNatur AT-HU Interreg VA-Project Austria-Hungary


Climate change and species extinction warrant no delay. Results from current research efforts such as the AgriNatur AT- HU project should enable simultaneously achieving goals for biodiversity and livable cities with diverse landscapes as well as producing valuable food. This combined
utilization with management measures for local biodiversity.

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AgriNatur Science Day AT Spring 2022


As in autumn 2021, several AgriNatur Science Day excursions were offered in spring 2022.

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Summary of AgriNatur Scientific results published


Towards the end of the project, the partners summarised the results of the research carried out during the project in a joint publication.

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AgriNatur closing conference in Mosonmagyaróvár


Széchenyi István University (SZE) organised the closing conference of the AgriNatur project in Mosonmagyaróvár (HU). At the event, experts, researchers and practitioners from the two partner countries gave an overview of the project, the results of the research and the possibilities of implementing nature-based farming.

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Folder AgriNatur Visitor Areas


A bilingual (German/Hungarian) brochure on the AgriNatur visitor areas in Vienna and Mosonmagyaróvár was published.

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Opening of the AgriNatur visitor areas in Hungary


On 8 June 2022, Széchenyi University inaugurated the AgriNatur Visitor Areas in Mosonmagyaróvár.

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Cross border excursions


With the big bus from Mosonmagyaróvár to Vienna and vice versa! Innovative guide technology and interpreters contributed to two successful cross-border excursions.

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Discover and celebrate: Opening event of the "Fields of Diversity"


The conclusion of the four-year research project "AgriNatur AT-HU" was at the same time a new beginning: one result of the cross-border and 85% EU-funded project - the "Fields of Diversity" - can now be filled with life by those seeking recreation and those interested in nature. The beautiful, freshly created walking paths and four lovingly designed rest and experience areas are located in the Lobau foreland, "Neue Lobau".

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Guided walks and bird watching on the AgriNatur nature trails


In April 2022, SZE conducted guided walks and bird watching on the AgriNatur nature trails.

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AgriNatur newsletter 7 - Finding solutions together


Now it is time to share the knowledge gained:
Biodiversity enhancing AgriNatur strategies and knowledge.
The 7th Infobrief, which concludes the project, is an overall view, shows special features and focal points and offers an outlook.

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AgriNatur Science Days for university students


The Széchenyi István University (SZE) held AgriNatur Science Day events for university students in the Dunasziget Ecopark.

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Local Implementation Plans AT and HU


The two Local Implementation Plans ("LUP") for the project areas in Hungary and Austria have been completed!

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Bird Monitoring Final Report AT


To record the field bird population in the area of the Upper & Lower Lobau in the National Park Doanu-Auen, a two-year monitoring was carried out.

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AgriNatur – Science Days 2021


AgriNatur - Science Days events in Hungary in Dunasziget Ecopark in 2021

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AgriNatur excursions autumn 2021


In September and November 2021, the project partners Forestry and Agriculture department of the City of Vienna and Bio Forschung Austria organised two visitor events.

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AgriNatur newsletters 4-6


Between July 2020 and June 2021, 3 more newsletter on the ongoing project activities were produced.

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Successful AgriNatur workshop for local people at the Mosonmagyaróvár faculty of Szechenyi Istvan University


Within the framework of the AT-HU Interreg project AgriNatur, the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences organized a public workshop, for the target audience local people, teachers, and leaders of local and surrounding schools.

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Survey of Ecological Networks ornithological monitoring - Final report


Within the AgriNatur project, a ornithological monitoring related to habitat development was commissioned by Széchenyi István University between 2019 and 2021.

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Survey of ecological networks 2021


An important objective of the AgriNature project is to survey ecological networks in the project areas.

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Planning of AgriNatur visitor areas in AT


4 recreational areas "Fields of Diversity" are being created in the New Lobau.

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AgriNatur - presentation Local Implementation Plan AT (LUP AT)


The ecological planners led by Dr. Harald Kutzenberger present the Vienna Local Implementation Plan in a compact 5-minute video.

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5th Expert Workshop AgriNatur AT-HU


Together, 43 experts look at the results obtained for the protected areas in the project and into the future for more diversity in agriculture: A diverse mix.

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AgriNatur special exhibition in the National Park House Vienna-LobAU


During the 2021 visitor season, 12 panels on the upper floor of the National Park House will present the EU project AgriNatur AT-HU.

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Agrobiodiversity monitoring reports 2020 (wild bees, butterflies, birds, and arable weeds)


To monitor the biodiversity associated with arable land and marginal biotopes, numerous monitoring surveys are carried out in the project. Results for the survey year 2020 are now available.

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4th Expert Workshop on the AgriNature Strategy Development


Twentyeight experts virtually discussed the Local Implementation Plan (LUP AT) for the Lobau developed in the project.

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Research evening at the national park house vienna-lobAU


The research evenings offer interested parties insights into scientific projects. This evening was dedicated to the monitoring carried out in the AgriNatur AT-HU project and the way to new solutions for biodiversity on valuable agricultural land. For security reasons, this event was held virtually.

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AgriNatur AT-HU field trips to Marchegg and Traun


One-day excursions led to the WWF floodplain reserve Marchegg and to Traun to nature conservation planning projects. The excursion reports provide information on the gained insights.

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AgriNatur newsletters 1-3


In the first half of 2020, the project partners compiled 3 newsletters about the ongoing project activities.

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Overall concept for nature trails, visitor areas and nature education programmes in AT and HU


The overall concept was developed as a basis for educational and visitor-relevant project activities.

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Survey of ecological networks 2020


An important objective of the AgriNature project is to survey ecological networks in the project areas.

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The virtual expert meetings on AgriNature strategy development


Due to the social restrictions resulting from the coronavirus crisis, the expert workshop planned for 31 March developed into a successful series of virtual meetings.

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3rd Expert Workshop AgriNatur AT-HU on 17 June 2020


On 17 June, Austrian and Hungarian experts from research, nature conservation, agriculture, and administration met to work on a strategy for biodiversity-enhancing organic farming.

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The importance of organic farming for nature conservation from an ecosystem theory perspective by Prof. Dr. Ludwig Maurer


What role do food chains, system protection, and human performance play? With his extremely precise explanation of the terms natural landscape, cultural landscape, and organic farming, Prof. Ludwig Maurer provides an important intellectual basis for the topic of the project AgriNature AT-HU. The entertaining consideration is based on Odum "Basics of Ecology" and Dierck's "Alternatives in Agriculture" as well as the definition of the natural landscape by W. Tischler. Ludwig Maurer is considered one of the pioneers of organic farming in Austria, is internationally recognized for his extensive scientific work and persuasion, and was awarded the Konrad-Lorenz-Prize in 1997.

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Vegetation survey of selected monitoring areas on meadow regeneration areas (former arable land) in the Donau-Auen National Park in the Upper Lobau in the Vienna area


In the Upper Lobau, Donau-Auen National Park, the condition of abandoned arable land of the City of Vienna was documented in the vegetation period 2019 by nine vegetation surveys and compared with initial surveys from 2011. The aim was to evaluate the meadow return measures implemented as part of the LE project Meadow Development Lobau (2010 - 2014). The investigations on meadow regeneration areas (6 recordings) and gold rod fields (3 recordings) were carried out by the Nature Conservation Association of Lower Austria and V.I.N.C.A. on behalf of the City of Vienna.

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Agrobiodiversity monitoring reports 2019 (wild bees and butterflies)


To monitor the biodiversity associated with arable land and marginal biotopes, the project carries out numerous monitoring activities. The first results are now available.

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Agrobiodiversity monitoring 2019


The first year of the agrobiodiversity monitoring survey has been completed. The aim of the monitoring is to record the biodiversity associated with arable land and marginal biotopes.

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AgriNature AT-HU excursion in the National Park Doñana, Spain, from 08.10.-12.10.2019


The importance of traditional agriculture for the protection of biodiversity was investigated and further developed in the LIFE project Sustainable Doñana (project LIFE00 ENV/E/547). A visit to the Doñana National and Nature Park provides valuable input for the AgriNature AT-HU project.

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Monitoring Forester Know-How "Collection of local empirical knowledge of forest rangers"


The task for the foresters' working group in the AgriNature At-HU project is to record the local empirical knowledge of the district foresters in the Lobau National Park Forest Administration.

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Study on the historical values of the Wittmann Park in Mosonmagyaróvár


Within the framework of the project, a study on historical and agricultural sites related to the ecological values of the Antal Wittmann Park in Mosonmagyaróvár was completed.

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Survey of ecological networks


An important objective of the AgriNatur project is the survey of ecological networks in the project areas.

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Residential Workshop in Mosonmagyaróvár


On 19 September, the Faculty of Széchenyi István University in Mosonmagyaróvár organised a public workshop to present the AgriNatur project and its plans for the visitor areas.

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AgriNatur Start-up Workshop on 07.05.2019


On 7 May 2019, the start-up workshop of the AgriNatur strategy development process took place at the Bio Forschung Austria visitor centre.

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