FIRST BENEFICIARIES OF CCEP IN A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Coordination Centre for Environmental Projects in Warsaw has announced its first beneficiaries, who, thanks to the support of the EU Programme Infrastructure and Environment funds, will implement projects protecting the endangered species and habitats.
12.12.2016

Coordination Centre for Environmental Projects in Warsaw has announced its first beneficiaries, who, thanks to the support of the EU Programme Infrastructure and Environment funds, will implement projects protecting the endangered species and habitats.

Beneficiaries, who have signed agreements, may expect the grant-aid amounting up to 14 million PLN.

Over 52 applications were submitted within this first in such form contest, announced last year, 9 of which were aid granted. Agreements are signed with those petitioners, who have received the highest score in accordance with the ranking list and whose project costs fall within the cash pool intended for a particular contest. In case of this receipt of applications, the cash pool amounted to 25 million PLN.

The subject matter of all projects is the conservation of endangered species and habitats within areas they appear as well as substitutive ecosystems. However, the character of particular projects is diversified and concerns technical issues. While analyzing projects one may indicate six aims that originators tried to fulfil:

  • Conservation of mammals and birds as well as their habitats
  • Increase of species population number
  • Improvement of water conditions
  • The increase of habitats’ biodiversity
  • The improvement of habitats’ condition
  • Limitation of human impact on the environment

Thanks to the implementation of those projects, about 39 species and 1300 ha of precious natural habitats will be protected in various ways. The quality effects such as the improvement of habitats’ quality and maintenance of particular species population and its positive influence on ecosystem.

The list of beneficiaries and projects which were aid granted:

  • Polish Society for Bird Protection (PTOP) –  active protection of the great snipe within the area of peatlands and valleys within the territory of a special bird conservation Natura 2000 Knyszyńska Forest (PLB200003);
  • Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Lublin – Natura 2000 in Lublin- the implementation of conservation tasks’ plans;
  • WWF Poland –conservation of mammals and marine birds and their habitats;
  • Polish Society for Bird Protection (PTOP) – conservation of selected zonal bird species within four areas of Natura 2000 in northeast Poland;
  • Institute of Nature Conservation PAS – in situ conservation of plants by introducing on natural stands in Tatrzański National Park;
  • Narwański National Park – conservation of terrestrial habitats Natura 2000 within the area PLH 200002 Narwiańskie Bagna – stage I
  • Kampinoski National Park – Active protection of bats and land restoration of sward habitats in northern part of Łużowa Mountain in Kampinoski National Park.

Consultation, regarding the assessment of other projects, is currently taking place, thus this list will be extended by those project which obtain a positive result. In the nearest future grant aid agreement with authors of projects will be successively concluded. Signing the agreements coincides with the announcement of another grant applications for in-situ or ex-situ conservation of endangered species and natural habitats. About 30 million PLN is to be dispensed within this contest.