|Name of the organisation: Center for Environment|
|Project title: Preliminary research of the distribution of threatened saproxylic beetle species in National park Kozara||Sector: Biodiversity and protected areas|
|Location||Cost of the action
co-beneficiary, affiliated entity
|Donors to the action (name)||Amount contributed (by donor)||Dates|
|National park Kozara, Bosnia and Herzegovina||5629.18||Coordinator||The Rufford Small Grants Foundation||5629.18||01/01/2018-31/12/2018|
|Objectives and results of the action||The primary focus of this research is on saproxylic beetle species listed at the Annex II of the Habitats Directive occurring in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Majority of focus species are known from similar habitats within the country, while presence of only few is known for the National park Kozara (historical data). Due to the situation of having only old data and no recent research, it is necessary to obtain research of these species.
The project is intended to start in January 2018 and finish by the end of the year (December 2017). The activities with the Park’s management will, whatsoever, continue in order to create better understanding, research promotion and monitoring of present species. Besides regular meetings with the Park’s management, after having first results of the field research (May/June), the workshop with the employees is planned to be held (about the project activities, goals, ways of involvement, general info on saproxylic beetles, their status and the importance of biodiversity and conservation).
Field research is intended to be conducted during the season peak (from mid-April to the end of September). The field work will be done on 3-4 days per month basis (including setting up of the traps, checking those already installed and analysis of the tree trunks) while the analysis of the collected material will take significantly more time and will be done in the lab with the help of local experts.