|Date||8 Mar 2017|
Ground beetles are an important component of old and stable ecological systems. Our study will focus on distribution and functional roles of ground beetles across natural forests of some part of Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains (Carpathian National Nature Park and adjacent to it areas). The complex investigation of diversity of ground entomofauna in the Carpathian forests will show how rich biodiversity of beetle communities there and will provide and approximate figure of condition of these unique ecosystems. The summarized data on diversity, distribution of ground beetles of Ukrainian Carpathians will show necessity of development species conservation action plan for the Carpathian National Nature Park and adjacent to it areas. It will be additional step for nature -protection activities in the Carpathian region and attract general public, government and research institutions to the conservation of ground beetles.
The specific project objectives include:
- evaluation of the project area to identify critical habitats, needs of recovering the population of ground beetles in the Carpathians;
- proposal and implementation of effective management tools to conserve critical habitats of ground beetles;
- development of management measures designed to help conserve ground beetles and specific habitats;
- increasing capacity for conservation of the ground beetles in the Carpathian region.
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