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Demonstrate how landscape-scale cooperation can improve conservation management of Habitats Directive grassland habitats of farmland N2000 sites in Transylvania, and improve effectiveness of agri-environment measures, halting the loss of species and habitats of European importance.
ADEPT will work with farming communities in two valleys in the Tarnava Mare area (Angofa valley/Apold Commune, Viscri Valley/Bunesti commune) to demonstrate how cooperative management based on co-designed local management plans, suited to the small-scale ownership and management mosaic, including concrete actions for habitat restoration/protection, can improve the protection of HD grassland habitats and species. The cooperative approach will improve the effectiveness of agrienvironment schemes, maintain landscape features, and improve/maintain the conservation status of threatened habitats especially wildflower-rich haymeadows. At the same time it will bring improved economic returns to act as an additional incentive to continued traditional farming. This demonstration will have local, regional and national impact, on farmers, general public and policy makers.