Threat for the habitat 8220-1 and Serpentine Spleenwort (Borough of Sobótka)
25 03 2010

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Species/habitat affected:
Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 8220-1, Serpentine spleenwort (species of high conservation concern, creation of the special protection zones required by Parliament Bill on Nature Conservation)
dolnośląskie Voivodship, Borough of Sobótka
Damage extent
Serpentine Spleenwort Asplenium cuneifolium – typical for the habitat 8220-1, detail estimates possible after 15 May, possibly 0,1-1% of the regional (Voivodship) population
Nadleśnictwo Miękinia (Forestry unit Nadleśnictwo supervises certain number of smaller units and covers several thousand to over 30 000 ha of forest. There are over 400 nadleśnictwos in Poland). According to the Polish legislation the work has been approved in the Fores Management Plan approved by the Ministry of Environment. In the particular case there was no EIA or at least it did not consider the species requirements. Public consultation took place as a standard procedure called Komisja Techniczno-Gospodarcza (Technical-Management Commission)  
Circumstances of the abuse
The report revealed potential damage to the habitat 8220-1 and the serpentine spleenwort. Field visit of the project expert (Krzysztof Świerkosz, PhD) in April revealed that some other habitats have also been affected: 9190 (Old acidophilous oak woods) and possibly priority habitat *9110 (Medio-European acidophilous beech forests). The damage was caused by dumping of the cut pine growth and branches on the ground. It leads to changes in the soil conditions (acidity) and blocks exposure to the light. Also the gaps may allow development of the unwanted bramble and small-reed (reedgrass) Calamagrostis. Some of the branches were dumped into a quarry where the habitat 8220-1 has been recorded and where the serpentine spleenwort may grow. The Spring visit was too early to determine how serious the damage was but it proved that the danger is real though can still be prevented. Suggested reclamation: removal of most of the branches from the area covered by protected habitats and dumping in the neighbouring pine forests to rotten naturally.
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  1. Threat for the habitat 8220-1 and Serpentine Spleenwort (Borough of Sobótka)
  2. Devastation (destruction) of the habitat 6510 near Mała Kamienica (Izerian Foot-hills)
  3. Damage of the floodplain meadows near Trestno (Borough of Święta Katarzyna)
  4. Damage of the habitat 3260 (the Mrożynka creek) in Mlądz
  5. Damage of the habitats 6410 and of the Dusky Large Blue (Maculinea nausithous) near Koźlice (Borough of Zgorzelec)
  6. Destruction of the habitat 91F0 in the valley of Bystrzyca River near Ratyń (City of Wrocław)
  7. Destruction of the habitat 6440 in the valley of Bystrzyca River (Borough of Kąty Wrocławskie)
  8. Threat for the Annex II fish (Weir on the Odra River in Chruścice)
  9. Destruction of Barbastelle and Greater mouse-eared bat habitat – filling up of the mine shaft in Kozie Chrzepty
  10. Destruction of the habitat of the Hermit beetle in Żmigród Forestry Unit (Nadleśnictwo Żmigród)
  11. Destruction of the habitat 6510 with protected species in the Borough of Lewin Kłodzki
  12. Abuse of the Articles 6(3) and 6(4) of the Habitat Directive in Natura 2000 site Grądy Odrzańskie – Overhead electric power transmission line 400 2 x 110 kV
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