Mountain meadows in the Carpathian mountains of Romania or Slovakia; wetland meadows in the floodplains of the Danube River -- these are just two examples of the rich cultural landscapes that exist in the Danube-Carpathian region.
Such "High Nature Value Farmland" areas have been cultivated over centuries, creating rich habitats that are home to a wealth of plants and animals. But changing rural economies and land use are putting pressure on many of these areas.
Click here to hear Koen de Rijck describe these nature values, the threats they face, and how to address these challenges.
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