Cross-border visit to Donau-Auen NP

A team of Duna Drava National Park (DDNPD) and Duna-Ipoly National Park (DINPI), Hungary, visited Donau-Auen National Park, Austria on September 28th 2021.

The aim was to exchange experience on side arm restoration, visiting the previous restoration sites, successfully completed by the Donau-Auen National Park and other partners.

The Donau-Auen National Park has been focused on ecological hydrologic engineering since its establishment in 1996. Innovative renaturation projects have served and continue to serve the goal of counteracting structural interventions of the past, reconnecting side arms better to the dynamics of the river, promoting natural riparian landscapes and thus preserving the Danube floodplains in the long term. The successes have attracted international attention and improved living conditions have been made possible for many endangered animal and plant species.

Within LIFE WILDisland, NPDA will support viadonau in the restoration of the Schwalbeninsel, while the Hungarian colleagues are planning to carry out groyne opening and sidearm derdging on Korpadi Islands (DDNPD) and invasive species management on Tati Islands (DINPI).