Challenge the practice is addressing: This case study on ALAS Slovakia highlights how a former gravel mine site in Záhorská nížina, Slovakia, was rehabilitated to provide favourable natural conditions for the nesting of protected bird species.
Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: After 62 years of extraction, the mine site was turned into a protected bird territory. The rehabilitation process consisted of: waste water management and treatment and modification of banks to enable nesting of birds.
Expected impact/goal of the practice: The expected impact of the practice is to rehabilitate a mine site into a natural area for protected birds. The results show that the rehabilitation process has been successful in terms of improving the quality of water and creating favourable conditions for plants, fish and birds to inhabit the area.
Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? Regional/municipal authorities and mining companies.