SGSII-9 the Marsh Angelica
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Project name: Revision of the Action Plan for the Marsh Angelica (Angelica palustris)
Project Nr.: MGSII - 9
Project location: Olomoucky Region, South Bohemia Region, Prague
Financial support: EEA Grants, Small Grants Scheme (SGSII) entitled “Action Plans for Endangered Species II’, support area 2: Revision and Preparation of New Action Plans and Management Plans for Endangered Plant and Animal Species
Total Resources: 295,054 CZK incl. VAT
Financing: Financial resources from EEA Grants are assigned in the amount of 250,796 CZK, which is 85% of the anticipated total project expenditure. The state budget grants financial resources in the amount of 44,258 CZK, which is 15% of the anticipated total project expenditure.
Project duration: 1.4.2015 – 31.3.2017
- Sagittaria – Association for Central Moravian Nature Conservation (NGO)
- Mgr. Eliška Blažejová, AOPK ČR, Division of species protection, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Overall project summary and impact on the species of interest
Our project fulfiled expected goals and outputs and was officially ended as of March 31st 2017.
The main contribution, in our opinion, lies in the revision and update of the Action Plan, whose original text is from the year 2000 and does not correspond with current requirements of Action Plans' implementation and species protection. Ensuring protection of Marsh Angelica and reaching the set goals – that is maintaining marsh Angelica (Angelica palustris) in the Czech Republic as a wild-growing plant – will be easier based on the newly set measures. Crucial is keeping the species at its last recent locality in the Czech Republic (National Nature Monument Hrdibořiské rybníky) and creating two other viable populations at historical sites.
Project Objective and Scope:
The objective of this project was to prepare a revision of the action plan for the Marsh Angelica (Angelica palustris). As this action plan has been going on for over 10 years now, most of the relevant information is already available. This project therefore focused mainly on actual preparation of the revised text of this action plan. The revision of the action plan is based on an assessment of the action plan for 2000–2012.
The project consisted of reviewing the original action plan. The revised plan is prepared in accordance with the Guidelines for the Preparation of Action Plans for Endangered Plant Species (Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic and NCA CR, 2014: Concept of Action Plans and Management Plans for Endangered Animal and Plant Species in the Czech Republic). Based on current trends in the protection of Marsh Angelica the revised action plan defines new objectives for the key measures and outlines its direction for the upcoming years. The chapter entitled “Plan of Measures of the Action Plan” will be used as the basis to implement the action plan in the following years.
The revision was done by the long-term executive of the plan, Mgr. Michal Krátký and the coordinator of the plan at NCA CR, Mgr. Eliška Blažejová. After an internal review, the draft was also submitted for review to two external experts in the branch. Comments from the reviewers were subsequently addressed and suggestions for changes were incorporated into the finished text of the action plan. A summary of the revised text of the action plan for Marsh Angelica is available for download here.
An introductory and a concluding seminar took place as part of required project publicity. Also several promotional materials were created – specifically thematic pairs, coasters, cotton bags and umbrellas. More information about project implementation is available in section with project news.