In the Tétény Plateau, one of the most locally protected habitats in the capital, mostly hiding steppe meadows, alien woody species and the monocotyledonous hawthorn have become widespread in recent decades. The Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Association has held a habitat management here for the twelfth time.

For the twelfth time, they gathered to manage the habitat of the Tétény Plateau (photo:

As we wrote , about 4,100 tons of shit and rubbish were transported from the plateau in December and January by employees of Budapesti Közművek Nonprofit Zrt. After the plateau was cleared, Specialists from the Main Garden worked to clear the lawns, cut shrubs, and began to create wooded areas.

This is now followed by habitat management, in which, as in previous years, the aim is to partially control shrub patches that threaten the valuable wildlife of dry grasslands and steppes. The plateau is home to the highly protected Hungarian gourd and the sand dunes, but the spring heron and the dwarf petal stock are also significant. The plateau is home to about 80 protected animal species.

The plateau also provides habitat for Natura 2000 species (photo:

In addition, many so-called Natura 2000 designation species of community importance can find their living conditions here, several of them do not live elsewhere in Budapest, and some are even rare nationally. However, the long-term conservation of the above-mentioned species requires larger open habitats.

The association's staff, volunteers, locals, the general manager of the Environmental Association for the Green Future, the district leaders, the staff of the nature conservation guard service and the public area inspectorate also took part in the habitat management.

Source: MME

Cover photo: Plateau habitat management (photo: