The "LIFE for Mauremys'' project was designed to preserve the unfavorable conservation status of iconic freshwater turtle species Balkan Terrapin (Mauremys rivulata) within all Natura 2000 areas in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County where it has been recorded. In accordance with the The European Green Deal and the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 supported by the European Parliament, the project will deal with Mediterranean freshwater habitats that are very important for Balkan Terrapin and biodiversity in general.
The project's activities include restoration of habitats, improvement of their quality and connectivity as well as population reinforcement by implementing a breeding programme. By including the community in the project activities, we will raise awareness about the importance of Balkan Terrapin conservation.
The teams of project partners conducted extensive field research on Balkan Terrapins in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County from June 12th to 17th.
To restore habitats and mitigate direct threats to the Balkan Terrapin population in Croatia, we are collaborating with fishermen and experts to design, manufacture, and test a new type of fishing net.
28.03.2023. in the premises of the Great Hall of the Faculty of Agriculture Zagreb, the project coordinator in cooperation with other partners held a Consortium meeting.
As a part of the LIFE for Mauremys project, on March 15, Zagreb Zoo hosted a workshop to build on the knowledge about breeding of endangered reptiles and restoring their populations in nature.
The first NEEMO supervision visit of the LIFE for Mauremys project was held.
Association Hyla is non-governmental expert association employing biologists and conservation experts with the main goal to assess, conserve and protect nature and biodiversity. During its 25 years of activity Hyla carried out more than 100 projects
Progress within core work packages
WP1: Project management and coordination
WP2: Restoring and improving habitats
WP3: Reinforcement of Ston field population
WP4: Adressing the other threats
WP5: Monitoring and evaluation
WP6: Public awarness, dissemination and networking
WP7: Sustainability, replication and exploitation of project results