A Pannon bennszülött tartós szegfű védelme


After creating a habitat network with the help of the enlargement and unification of the present habitats, which will not be influenced by forestry activity at all or only at a minimal level on the three most important habitats of the Dianthus diutinus, affecting the 85% of the presently known stands of the Dianthus diutinus, the long term survival of the species may be secured.

Raising awareness by communication methods will definitely help to make understand the importance of  the efforts of the project and the need of  the investment.


Long-lasting pink Nature Trail

The construction of the nature trail started in October 2009 and in spite of severe winter weather conditions had been finished in time. The almost one kilometre long nature trail consist a total of 530 meters long board-walk that had been established in two parts and a 350 meter long foot-path in between them leading through the pine forest and over the former fire strip. A watch-tower and a view point have been constructed at the end of the board-walk sections. The first section of planks cuts through the sand hill of the watchtower thus creating a semi-underground corridor with a height of 2,5 metres. The possibility to visit the site in such an organised way will reduce the chance of direct and unwanted trampling and demolition. Visitors get acquainted with the endemic plant, its habitat, as well as the conservation efforts of the LIFE program to preserve the plant and its natural habitat for the future. The importance of the Natura 2000 network is also presented.

 Guided tours are available at the Tourinform Office of Kiskunmajsa, (Zárda u. 2.); phone: (77) 481-327.

Map of the study trail.


Forest restructuring

Bodoglár project site: Thinning of black pine plantations carried out on a 27 hectares area in the first quarter of 2008. As a result of this, the extension of grassland has been increased and by spring 2011 also access roads of forestry works of 2008 are grown over by native sandy grassland species. Detailed maps were prepared for the 17 hectares of forthcoming forestry works to be carried out and agreed by forest managers and forest authority representatives. Public tendering process has started and contract for the forestry works could be signed in August. Native poplar (Populus alba) tree saplings were planted on a two hectares area, together with 500 oak (Quercus robur) saplings in November 2010. Most of the saplings have survived the winter of 2010/2011 and started to grow new shoots after they have been cut back in early April.

Bócsa project site: Cutting of invasive black locust (Robinia pseudo-acacia) was contracted and completed on 13,5 hectare area by December 2009. In the autumn of 2010 black locust trees on a total of 2,5 hectares were treated with chemicals in order to get them dried this way. As a result of this proactive treatment the sprouting vigour of the invasive black locust (both from roots and stumps) has been reduced. With the employment of two forestry workers in the frame of the LIFE project we became capable to implement chemical treatments of 2011 by ourselves including also the post-treatment of arboreal and herbaceous invasive species (black locust and milkweed) besides the injection of stems. We have decided to do these jobs by ourselves in 2011, since the density of invasive species was reduced, as it has also been revealed by monitoring results.

Csévharaszt project site: Forestry works implemented in 2008 and 2009 according to the technology determined by DINP experts. 28,5 ha of invasive trees have been treated (mostly Robinia with some Prunus and Ailanthus) and as a result 112 hectare area became invasive tree species free. On the place of former Robinia forests 0,8 ha was planted with native poplar trees.

Individual counting of Dianthus diutinus of the year 2010 has been finished

The habitat mapping of Dianthus diutinus has been finished in year 2010. The field-work is supported by high accuracy GPS system. During the data collecting every individual has been recorded. The data are saved in GIS database and after the data collecting has finished, all data will be analysed. The results of the analyses and the map with all data will help to gain more information about the habitat demand and production biology of Dianthus diutinus and to implement the forestry activity precisely. Our results so far with the number of counted individuals in different sites can be seen in the table below:

















1 753 

1 845 

3 791 

5 710 

8 848

Csévharaszt település 

1 769 

1 353 

5 803 

5 900 

6 672

Csévharaszti Borókás TT 

1 500 

1 138 

1 782 

1 744 

2 243


7 255 

8 483 

9 036 

10 080 

34 159


5 0007

8 590

12 906 

16 928 

27 614

Nagykőrös, Strázsa-hegy 






Nagykőrös, Száraz-dűlő 

1 046 



1 196 

2 290




1 386 

1 156 

2 074




10 495 

15 262 

13 152






Jakabszállás  -  -  -  - 171


19 029

 22 840

 46 460

 58 307

97 738
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