Protected Natural Area Gruia – Gârla Mare – Asociaţia Pro-Mehedinţi

The Project entitled: „Protected Natural Area Gruia – Garla Mare. The biodiversity conservation in the sustainable development perspective”, co-financed by European Regional Development Fund, financed by Ministry of Environment and Forests through Sectorial Operational Programme “Environment, SMIS-CSNR 10883; implementation period: 2009-2011.

Short description: The biodiversity conservation in the sustainable development perspective of the protected area Gruia – Garla Mare, Implementation of the conservation means regarding the wild birds of community importance by developing the management plan of the protected natural area Gruia- Garla Mare; Raising the awareness of the local community on the conservation of birds species of community interest in the natural protected area Gruia – Garla Mare; Increase the management institutional capacity of the protected natural area Gruia- Garla Mare.

The project achieved the following activities:

  • Developing the management plan for the Gruia – Garla Mare Protected Natural Area; -Inventory of community importance bird species of the Gruia – Garla Mare Protected Natural Area and assessing the current state of conservation of the Protected Natural Area;
  • Mapping of the Gruia – Garla Mare Protected Natural Area, drawing up maps of distribution of community importance bird species of the Gruia – Garla Mare Protected Natural Area and identifying the categories of land use in the Gruia – Garla Mare Protected Natural Area with highlighting the type of property;
  • Establishing 4 information sessions on community importance bird species in the Gruia – Garla Mare Protected Natural Area;
  • Establishing 4 thematic workshops “Save the Birds of Europe!”
  • Making a documentary film “Save the Birds of Europe!”
  • Establishing a web site for information on community importance bird species in the Gruia – Garla Mare Natural Protected Area.