Restoring the production potential of damaged forests through clearing, afforestation and preservation of young forest stands.
Projects & Practice
Restoration of a deteriorating forest road and the construction of a wooden lookout tower in order to protect 1500 ha of forest from forest fires.
Support from the Slovakian rural development programme financed the reconstruction of a forest road as to improve access for fire protection vehicles.
The construction of a water reservoir helped combat the more frequent extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall and forest fires due to climate change.
A Slovak state enterprise used EAFRD funding to plant new forest seedlings and develop a forest road for maintenance activities, strengthening the forest’s sustainability.
Natural potential of rural areas often remains unexploited. In Estonia the construction of a water themed park generated interest in the countryside and attracted visitors through promoting eco-tourism and environmental education.
The “Living on the Edge” route comprises of 21 different sites presenting the nature, culture and history of South-Estonia using the yellow frame, the iconic symbol of “National Geographic”.