The aim of the project trainings is to improve the management capacity of the stakeholders.  Ten trainings with 20 participants each will be conducted. Five four-day trainings will be organized for forest owners and managers, as well as for any other forest specialists. The main topic will be related to the theory and practice of the so-called ‘Saarland method’.

The method is suitable for application in the forest thinning – specific forestry activities in young forest stands, most suitable for natural broadleaf mixed forests up to 50-60 years of age. Four three-day trainings for hunters will be held with the focus on the application of common practices to improve the status of game and protected species (of conservation concern), including the Lesser Spotted Eagle.

One three-day training for farmers, will have a main topic related to adapting and adjusting agricultural management practices on arable and grazing land to favour the conservation of priority species on agricultural land, including Lesser Spotted Eagle.

The scope of the trainings will include explanation of the biological and ecological characteristics and requirements of the target species, as well as good practices for habitats management, and will present and discuss mechanisms for their implementation as well as ways to deal with challenges and difficulties. In addition to theoretical sessions and discussions, the training will include field visits.

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