Grasslands and grassland communities form an important component of terrestrial ecosystems, due to their plant-geographical, ecological and floristic importance. Grasslands are not the primary type of vegetation in Plitvice Lakes National Park and its surrounding area, but they were created as a result of long-term coexistence of man and nature. Grassland habitats have been identified as valuable biodiversity centres and its need for conservation has been recognized. As these are very sensitive habitats that are subject to natural succession, they need to be continually researched, monitored and actively managed.
The purpose of the project is to collect data, over a period of two years, on the species that inhabit grasslands within the Park and in the surrounding area, in order to collect data on grassland biodiversity and their functionality.
During the period from March 26 to 28 2021, we did the first field survey, during which we determined the grassland areas for monitoring.