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Mobile application “Crayfish in the Czech Republic”

28 June 2019, Prague

As part of the work on the loosely follow-up project “Predicting the hazards of non-native fish and crayfish”, a mobile application (application for mobile phones) “Crayfish in the Czech Republic” was developed. For more information and a link to download the application, go to the “Mobile application” tab (application is currently available only in Czech language).

New article “Telemetry of co-occurring noble crayfish...”

26 February 2019, Prague

The article “Telemetry of co-occurring noble crayfish (Astacus astacus) and stone crayfish (Austropotamobius torrentium): diel changes in movement and local activity” was released. The authors of the article are Tomáš Daněk, Jiří Musil, Petr Vlašánek, Jitka Svobodová, Stein I. Johnsen, Tereza Barteková, David Štrunc, Miroslav Barankiewicz, Eduard Bouše and Oddgeir Andersen.

Article: pdf document (2.7 MB)

Website

15 November 2018, Prague

On the website, protected data were unlocked. All documents on the “Results" tab and all data on the “Data" tab are now freely available.

Lectures on the workshop “From Kladno forests, waters and hillsides”

20 February 2018, Kladno (Czech Republic)

On 20 February 2018, lectures "Last loss and findings of crayfish" and "Development of the water quality of the Zákolanský stream" were held at the seminar "From Kladno forests, waters and hillsides" in Sládeček Museum of Natural History in Kladno. The speakers were Pavel Vlach and Jitka Svobodová.

Seminar program: pdf document (240 kB, Czech)

Website

4 December 2017, Prague

On the website, leaflet “Plague in our waters - Do not spread the crayfish plague!” was added. See documents on tab “Details”.

Information on the occurrence of crayfish plague in the Czech Republic are available on pages of the project “Predicting the hazards of non-native fish and crayfish” (tab “Data”, only in Czech language).

Website

1 June 2017, Prague (Czech Republic)

On the website, new graphs was added (organic substances in biota - venlafaxine in muscle). Some other graphs was graphically modified (captions, legends). See tabs “Results” and “Data”.

Presentation within the lecture on the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the CTU

18 May 2017, Prague

On 18 May 2017, the lecture about WRI HEIS and other information systems of water management was organized within Water quality vocational subject at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. Within the lecture, information about the project pages, their individual parts and content, including brief information about the solved problems and realized results and outputs of the project was presented. The speaker was Jiří Picek.

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Information about the project in the EEA and Norway Grants brochure

4 May 2017, Prague (Czech Republic)

The brochure “We Are Rooting for the Environment.” dedicated to selected projects supported by EEA and Norway Grants within programme “CZ02 - Biodiversity, Monitoring and Climate Change” was released. We are pleasured that our project “Monitoring of NATURA 2000 sites as a tool for effective management and conservation of autochthonous crayfish” has been chosen among the projects presented in the brochure. See pages 12 and 13 of the brochure.

Brochure: pdf document (2.5 MB)

New project focused on crayfish - web pages

21 April 2017, Prague (Czech Republic)

As part of the newly launched project “Predicting the hazards of non-native fish and crayfish”, we have accessed a new website dedicated to the crayfish. This new project, supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic under the Epsilon Program (2017-2020), is thematically loosely linked to the solutions and results of the existing project. Newly released pages currently contain mainly basic information about the project, but they will be supplemented by information on the progress of the solution,obtained information, the data taken and the outputs produced.

You can find the pages of this new project at heis.vuv.cz/projekty/raci2017 (only in Czech language).

Note: The current pages of the project “Monitoring of NATURA 2000 sites as a tool for effective management and conservation of autochthonous crayfish” remains fully available and will be updated if necessary (information about updates of the content will be available at this point).

Lecture “The influence of predators on the migration of crayfish in watercourses”

2 March 2017, Vílanec near Jihlava (Czech Republic)

On 2 and 3 March 2017, the workshop “Monitoring of the status of biotopes and species 2017” was organized by NCA CR in Vílavec near Jihlava. Project's results focused on predation of crayfish by aquatic and terrestrial predators was presented. The Lecture “The influence of predators on the migration of crayfish in watercourses” was presented. The speaker was Jitka Svobodová.

Presentation: pdf document (3.4 MB, Czech)

Website

10 February 2017, Prague (Czech Republic)

On the website, final results of the project are published:
Already published:
- management measures
- methodology of the application of snorkeling
- information about information boards placed in a field
- results of the behavioral interactions monitoring
- results of the water quality monitoring
- presetntations of the final seminar of the project
- results of the fish monitoring (final results)
- results of monitoring - pharmaceuticals and pesticides in water, graphs, data 2016
- meeting minutes from the last Steering Committee meetings were translated to English
- next 9 photo galleries of monitored sites

Project completed

31 December 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

The project was completed on 31 December 2016. Websites remain fully available, information about new updates can be found on this site. We are pleased that new project focused on the issue of non-native species of crayfish and fish will follow with implementation period 2017 - 2020. Information about accessing the website of this new project will be published on this site too.

Website

15 December 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On the website, new information about monitored sites was added (next results of macrozoobentos analysis). Data are available for selected sites only. All presented data have informative character only and are still in processing. See tab “Data”.

Final seminar of the project

7 December 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On 7 December 2016, the final seminar of the project was held at TGM WRI, p.r.i. In the beginning of the seminar, the participants were introduced to the objectives and main activities of the project. During the seminar, activities of the project, used methods, techniques and achieved results of the project were presented.

Invitation: pdf document (325 kB, Czech)
Attendance list: pdf document (1.4 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Project and its objectives (J. Svobodová): pdf document (5.5 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Sites, indicators and methodological approaches (L. Opatřilová): pdf document (2.3 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Monitoring of SAC summary (J. Svobodová): pdf document (2.7 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Results of monitoring of population characteristics (P. Vlach): pdf document (4.0 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Monitoring of macrozoobentos and hydromorphology (L. Opatřilová): pdf document (3.3 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Monitoring of behavioral interactions (T. Barteková, T. Daněk): pdf document (7.8 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Results of Chemical analysis (M. Liška, J. Dobiáš): pdf document (5.8 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Status, monitoring and protection of crayfish in Norway (S. I. Johnsen): pdf document (2.7 MB)
Presentation - Proposals for management of localities (J. Svobodová): pdf document (1.2 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Web pages and publication of results (J. Picek): pdf document (1.6 MB, Czech)
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Lecture “Factors negatively affecting aquatic animals...”

6 December 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On 6 December 2016, the lecture "Factors negatively affecting aquatic animals: micropollutants in sediments and in the water" was organized within the seminar "Problems of micropollutants in wastewater treatment and water treatment for drinking water" organized by The Czech Water Association. The speaker was Jitka Svobodová.

Invitation: pdf document (492 kB, Czech)
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Website

6 December 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On the website, new information about monitored sites was added (results of analysis of organic substances in biota). Graphs are available for selected sites only. All presented data have informative character only and are still in processing. See tab “Data”.

Lecture “Occurrence of medicines and pesticides in the aquatic..."

9.11.2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On 9 November 2016, the lecture “Occurrence of medicines and pesticides in the aquatic environment" was organized at Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. The speaker was Jitka Svobodová.

Attendance list: pdf document (144 kB, Czech)

Steering Committee meeting

1 November 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

The Steering Committee held its last (eighth) meeting.

Invitation: pdf document (361 kB, Czech)
Meeting minutes: pdf document (215 kB)
Attendance list: see meeting minutes

Collecting data on crayfish

31 October 2016, Pstruhový stream and Kosov quarry (Czech Republic)

During October, data about crayfish was collected using diving in Mlýnský pond (on Pstruhový stream) and Kosov quarry.

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Lecture “Impact of periodic droughts in streams...”

12 October 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On 12 October 2016, the lecture “Impact of periodic droughts in streams on populations of aquatic organisms, focusing on crayfish” was organized within “Impact of hydrological drought on surface water quality” workshop in Klub techniků at Novotného lávka in Prague. The speaker was Jitka Svobodová.

Invitation: pdf document (377 kB, Czech)
Attendance list: pdf document (3.1 MB, Czech)
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Lectures “Stone crayfish in the SAC Luční potok v Podkrkonoší”

4 October 2016, Rudník (Czech Republic)

On 4 October 2016, three lectures “Stone crayfish in the SAC Luční potok v Podkrkonoší” were organized in Rudník. During the lectures, native and invasive crayfish species were presented, including a practical demonstrations of stone crayfish occuring in Luční stream. The lectures were also concerned with the assessment of water quality in the Luční stream, including the occurrence of pharmaceuticals, pesticides and other micropollutants. The speakers were Jitka Svobodová and David Fischer.

Attendance list (lectures at school): pdf document (158 kB, Czech)
Attendance list (evening lecture): pdf document (327 kB, Czech)
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Steering Committee meeting

29 September 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

The Steering Committee held its seventh meeting.

Invitation: pdf document (364 kB, Czech)
Meeting minutes: pdf document (215 kB)
Attendance list: see meeting minutes
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Inspection of the project

5 September 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

The inspection of the project was realized at TGM WRI,p.r.i.. The inspection was focused to the scientific part of the project as well as to the financial part. At the overall assessment of the inspection is stated: "It has been verified that the project is implemented in accordance with the decision of the grant. The approved schedule is respected and there are no known problems that could lead to non-fulfillment of the objectives of the project. The beneficiary has submitted all the required documents, and willingly responded for all questions asked. Grant recipient excellently keeps all project documentation and has a very good implementation team, which performs its functions well. "

Inspection minutes: pdf document (308 kB, Czech)
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Lecture “Crayfish in the SAC Luční potok v Podkrkonoší”

31 August 2016, Rudník (Czech Republic)

On 31 August 2016, the lecture “Crayfish in the SAC Luční potok v Podkrkonoší” was organized. The lecture was a part of the event “Village of the Year 2016” in Rudník.
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Monitoring of behavioural interactions

23 August 2016, Pšovka, Ohrazenický (Pstruhový) and Stroupínský stream (Czech Republic)

During July and August, the monitoring of the behavioral interactions of crayfish and aquatic predators is in progress. Monitoring is carried out in selected locations on Pšovka, Ohrazenický (Pstruhový) and Stroupínský stream. Behavioral interactions and relationships between abundance of prey (crayfish) and predators (fish) are monitored.
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Placement of the information boards

29 July 2016, SAC Luční potok v Podkrkonoší (Czech Republic)

Preparation of the information boards was completed and now their placement is beginning. As the first was placed the information board for SAC Luční potok v Podkrkonoší. Information about the crayfish in the SAC was contributed to winning the title “Village of the Year 2016” in the Region of Hradec Králové by Rudnik village. The presentation “Crayfish in the SAC Luční potok v Podkrkonoší” will be organized during the awards.
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Steering Committee meeting

22 July 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

The Steering Committee held its sixth meeting.

Invitation: pdf document (365 kB, Czech)
Meeting minutes: pdf document (217 kB)
Attendance list: pdf document (157 kB, Czech)

Website

1 July 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On the website, we added pictures to the photo galleries of next 13 monitored sites. For next 5 photo galleries of monitored sites we added some new photos too. See tab “Data”,

Website

29 June 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On the website, new information about monitored sites was added (results of analysis of metals in biota, graphs are available for selected sites only). All presented data have informative character only and are still in processing. See tab “Data”.

Lecture “Crayfish in the Czech Republic”

10 June 2016 - 11 June 2016, Kosoř quarry (Czech Republic)

On 10 and 11 June 2016, the lecture “Crayfish in the Czech Republic” with a practical demonstration of crayfish in the field was organized. The lecture was organized for scout centre Jiskra in Kosoř quarry. The speaker was Eva Svobodová.

Attendance list: pdf document (411 kB, Czech)
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New issue of the VTEI magazine with the article about crayfish

9 June 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

The article “Periodic droughts in streams: the next negative factor influencing crayfish populations” was released in the new issue of the VTEI magazine (2016/3). The authors of the article are Jitka Svobodová, David Fischer, Eva Svobodová and Pavel Vlach.

VTEI 2016/3: pdf document (external link, 6.2 MB, Czech)
Article: pdf document (926 KB, Czech)

Lecture on the Open Day

4. June 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

A lecture about our crayfish was held on the “T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, p.r.i., Open Day” on Saturday 4 June 2016. Visitors could see the live crayfish. The speaker was Jitka Svobodová.

Invitation: pdf document (746 kB, Czech)
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Press release of the Ministry of Finance

24 May 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On 16 May 2016, the Ministry of Finance - National Focal Point issued press release responding to the proliferation of distorted information about the meaning and purpose of the EEA and Norwegian funds in the Czech Republic.

The press release on the web of Ministry of Finance: link (Czech)
The press release on the official web of EEA and Norway grants: link (Czech)
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Seminar of the project

19 May 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On 19 May 2016, the seminar of the project was held. During the seminar, there was presented the project, its objectives, partners participated on the solution and implemented activities and their interim results.

Invitation: pdf document (418 kB, Czech)
Attendance list: pdf document (365 kB, Czech)
Presentation - Water quality analysis (J. Svobodová): pdf document (1.0 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Sediments analysis, bioaccumulation of metals (M. Liška, J. Dobiáš): pdf document (4.6 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Mapping of hydromorphological parameters (L. Opatřilová): pdf document (3.8 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Monitoring of macrozoobentos (L. Opatřilová): pdf document (1.6 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Weighing of macrozoobentos (F. Beneš): pdf document (376 kB, Czech)
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Website

17 May 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On the website, information about monitored sites was updated (crayfish data) and added (macrozoobentos data). All presented data have informative character only and are still in processing. See tab “Data”.

Lecture “Protecting populations of crayfish...”

26 April 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On 26 April 2016, the lecture “Protecting populations of crayfish and management of watercourses” (speakers Jitka Svobodová and David Fischer) was organized within “Some ecological aspects of river management” workshop organized in cooperation of TGM WRI, p.r.i., and NCA CR.

Invitation: pdf document (356 kB, Czech)
Attendance list: pdf document (1.1 MB, Czech)
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Article was prepared for next issue of the VTEI magazine

21 April 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

The article “Periodic droughts in streams: The next negative factor influencing crayfish populations” was prepared for next issue of the VTEI magazine. The authors of the article are Jitka Svobodová, David Fischer, Eva Svobodová and Pavel Vlach. The next issue of the magazine release in June.

Steering Committee meeting

30 March 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

The Steering Committee held its fifth meeting.

Invitation: pdf document (139 kB, Czech)
Meeting minutes: pdf document (200 kB)
Attendance list: pdf document (308 kB, Czech)
Presentation: pdf document (940 kB, Czech)
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Website

29 March 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On the website, Information about monitored sites was updated on the website. All presented data have informative character only and are still in processing. See tab “Data”.

Website

29 February 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On the website, information about monitored sites was updated. We added selected results of monitoring in form of tables and charts (tab “Data”). All presented data have informative character only and are still in processing.

New article about crayfish in the Bohemia Centralis poceedings

26 February 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

The article “Crayfish in the Zákolany Brook - past, present and future” was released in the last issue (no.33) of Bohemia Centralis poceedings. The authors of the article are David Fischer, Jitka Svobodová and Pavel Vlach.

Article: pdf document (623 kB, Czech)

Selection of localities for studies of behavioural interactions

18 February 2016, Stroupínský and Ohrazenický stream (Czech Republic)

Selection of model localities for studies of behavioural interactions and relations between the numbers of prey (crayfish) and predators was started on places an Stroupínský and Ohrazenický stream.
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Lectures and posters on XV. Czech fisheries and ichthyological conference

5 February 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

On 5 February 2016, the lectures “Toxic organic chemicals, metals and pharmaceuticals in waters with the crayfish” (the speaker was Jitka Svobodová) and “Stone crayfish in the Czech Republic: A summary of losses in the last six years” (the speaker was Pavel Vlach) were organised within XV. Czech fisheries and ichthyological conference (RybIKon 2016) on the CULS Prague. They were also presented posters “Monitoring and protection of crayfish population in the Czech Republic” and “Organic chemicals, metals and pharmaceuticals in sediments at localities with crayfish” at the conference.

Poster “Monitoring and protection...”: pdf document (2.2 MB, Czech)
Poster “Organic chemicals, metals and pharmaceuticals...”: pdf document (1.2 MB, Czech)
Proceedings: pdf document (1.2 MB, Czech)
Attendance list: pdf document (90 kB, Czech)
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Steering Committee meeting

15 December 2015, Prague (Czech Republic)

The Steering Committee held its fourth meeting.

Invitation: pdf document (139 kB, Czech)
Meeting minutes: pdf document (220 kB)
Attendance list: pdf document (525 kB, Czech)
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Website

23 November 2015, Prague (Czech Republic)

On the website, we added pictures to the photo galleries of monitored sites (on the tab “Data”), for monitored sites R001 “Bílý potok - Míšov”, R005 “Bojovka - Hořehledy”, R010 “Stroupinský potok - Žebrák a Točník”, R036 “Mešenský potok (Kornatický) - Lopata”, R039 “Padrťský potok (Klabava) - U Tří Trubek”, R043 “Radbuza - Mostek”, R051 “Ohrazenický potok - Jince” and R052 “Ohrazenický potok - Ohrazenice”. We added more pictures to the photo galleries of monitored sites R041 “Přešínský potok - Ždírec”, R063 “Litavka - nad Příbramí pod rybníkem” and R086 “Třítrubecký potok - nad soutokem s Padrťským potokem”.

Website

29 October 2015, Prague (Czech Republic)

On the website, we added more pictures to the photo galleries of monitored sites (on the tab “Data”), this time for monitored sites R070 “Kouba - nad rybníkem” and R071 “Liščí potok - 500 m nad soutokem”.

Sampling for interlaboratory comparisons

19 October 2015, Litavka and Třítrubecký potok (Czech Republic)

Based on the conclusions of the third Steering Committee meeting, sampling for interlaboratory comparisons to determine the parameters of BPA, PBDE, mercury and C10-C40 was held on 19 October. These samples will be analysed in the TGM WRI, p.r.i., and PVL, s.p., laboratories. The samples were collected at Litavka and Třítrubecký stream.
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Steering Committee meeting

9 October 2015, Prague (Czech Republic)

The Steering Committee held its third meeting.

Invitation: pdf document (139 kB, Czech)
Meeting minutes: pdf document (65 kB)
Attendance list: pdf document (772 kB, Czech)
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Visit to the Norwegian partner - NINA

7 September 2015 - 11 September 2015, Norway

Visit to the Norwegian partner - NINA Institute within the activity “Comparison of methods for catching crayfish” was held between 7 and 11 September 2015. Accordingly as visit by representatives of the Norwegian partner in Czech Republic, the visit was aimed at sharing experiences and comparing methods of crayfish monitoring in the Czech Republic and Norway and in evaluation of their effectiveness. The part of visit was participation on fieldwork on national monitoring of crayfish on the lakes Einafjorden, Gjerdingen and Harestuvatnet. During the crayfish catch and measurement the Czech participants took several crayfish for analysis of metals. The program included a visit in the NINA institute, where Stein I. Johnsen gave a lecture on the management and protection of the crayfish in Norway. The visit ended by tour of fish hatchery below the dam Hunderfossen and by visit of the fish passage at the dam (which is unique for visitors from the Czech Republic) under the leadership of Dr. Morten Kraabol. Attendees were Jitka Svobodová, Pavel Vlach, Jiří Musil and Libuše Opatřilová, representatives of the Norwegian partner were Stein Ivar Johnsen, Oddgeir Andersen, Jon Museth and Morten Kraabol (NINA) and Trude Vralstad, David Strand and Johannes Rusch (Norwegian Veterinary Institute).
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Sampling

1 June 2015 - 30 September 2015, monitored localities (Czech Republic)

The sampling of water, macrozoobenthos and sediments was held at monitoring locations between 1 June and 30 Septembre 2015. A photographic documentation of the aquatic environment in the areas of monitoring was taken during the sampling. Selected pictures are attached in the photo gallery.

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Lecture “Ecology of aquatic animals”

17 July 2015, Prague (Czech Republic)

Based on the response of visitors of the lecture “Our crayfish”, organized in the Children's Center Kodymka on Monday 13 July, a lecture “Ecology of aquatic animals” was organized. The lecture was held in TGM WRI, p.r.i., on Friday 17 July 2015. The speaker was Miroslav Barankiewicz.

Attendance list: pdf document (483 kB, Czech)

Lecture “Our crayfish” in the Children's Centre Kodymka

13 July 2015, Prague (Czech Republic)

A lecture “Our crayfish” about the crayfish species in our nature was held in the Children's Centre Kodymka on Monday 13 July 2015. Visitors could see the live and dead noble crayfish, stone crayfish, narrow-clawed crayfish, spiny-cheek crayfish and signal crayfish. The speaker was Jitka Svobodová.

Invitation: pdf document (348 kB, Czech)
Attendance list: pdf document (501 kB, Czech)
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Website

7 July 2015, Prague (Czech Republic)

On the website, information about monitored sites was updated. We added more pistures to the photo galleries of monitored sites and Sites of Community Importance too. Next photo documentation will be completed gradually.

Lecture at the Gymnázium Blovice

17 June 2015, Blovice (Czech Republic)

A lecture was held at the Gymnázium Blovice (secondary school) on Monday 17 June 2015. The themes of the lecture were the crayfish species, management of localities with occurrence of autochthonous crayfish populations and the issue of the spread of non-native crayfish species. The speaker was Pavel Vlach.

Attendance list: pdf document (774 kB, Czech)
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Steering Committee meeting

8 June 2015, Prague (Czech Republic)

The Steering Committee held its second meeting.

Invitation: pdf document (138 kB, Czech)
Meeting minutes: pdf document (64 kB)
Attendance list: pdf document (687 kB, Czech)
Presentation - Schedule and interim report (L. Opatřilová): pdf document (1.8 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Progress of solution (J. Svobodová): pdf document (6.5 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Publicity (J. Picek): pdf document (3.1 MB, Czech)
Presentation - Crayfish and fish (J. Musil): pdf document (1.1 MB)
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Lecture on the Open Day

6. June 2015, Prague (Czech Republic)

A lecture about the native and invasive crayfish species and the danger of the crayfish plague was held on the “T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, p.r.i., Open Day” on Saturday 6 June 2015. Visitors could see the live crayfish. The speaker was Jitka Svobodová.

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Visit by representatives of the Norwegian partner - NINA

25 May 2015 - 29 May 2015, Prague, Central and South Bohemia (Czech Republic)

Visit by representatives of the Norwegian partner - NINA Institute in the Czech Republic within the activity “Comparison of methods for catching crayfish” was held between 25 and 29 May 2015. The visit was aimed at sharing experiences and comparing methods of crayfish monitoring in the Czech Republic and Norway and in evaluation of their effectiveness. At the same time approaches to protecting native crayfish and management of sites with the occurrence of crayfish were discussed. Experiences with invasive crayfish trapping and with their eradication in Norway were also shared (in Norway occurs invasive signal crayfish, in the Czech Republic spiny-cheek crayfish and signal crayfish), and discussed the issue of the spread of crayfish plague.

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Sampling

21 May 2015, Labe, Vltava (Czech Republic)

The sampling of water, macrozoobenthos and sediments was held at monitoring locations on Labe and Vltava on 21 May 2015.

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Lecture “‘Our’ crayfish - morphology, ecology,...”

12 May 2015, Příbram (Czech Republic)

A lecture titled “‘Our’ crayfish - morphology, ecology, ethology and protection capabilities” was held in Jan Drda Library in Příbram on 12 May 2015. The lecture was focused on our wild crayfish species with particular emphasis on stone crayfish and invasive crayfish species and issues associated with them. The speaker was David Fischer.

Attendance list: pdf document (552 kB, Czech)

Website

11 May 2015, Prague (Czech Republic)

During the last few weeks, we added photos to the photo galleries of crayfish species, Sites of Community Importance and monitored sites on the website. Photo galleries of Sites of Community Importance (on the tab "Detais") contain pictures of all sites now, including map previews. On the tab "Data", basic information about Sites of Community Importance for stone crayfish protection is available, including corresponding photos. In addition, a list of monitored sites is available on this tab too. Information about monitored sites now include photos (currently a quarter of the monitored sites). Please note that the location of the monitored sites in the map is currently approximate (will be actualized). Next photo documentation will be completed gradually.

Sampling

29 April 2015 - 5 May 2015, Oupořský stream, Malše (Czech Republic)

The sampling of water, macrozoobenthos and sediments was held at monitoring locations on Oupořský stream and Malše between 29 April and 5 May 2015.

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Sampling

22 April 2015 - 24 April 2015, Radbuza, Kouba, Mže, Kamenný stream (Czech Republic)

The sampling of water, macrozoobenthos and sediments was held at monitoring locations on Radbuza, Kouba, Mźe and Kamenný stream on 22 and 24 April 2015.

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Sampling

9 April 2015 - 17 April 2015, monitored localities (Czech Republic)

The second part of sampling of water, macrozoobenthos and sediments was held between 9 and 17 April 2015. The sampling was realized at monitoring locations on Ledný stream, Ohrazenický stream, Oupořský stream, Bradava, Přešínský stream, Mešenský stream, Luční stream, Červený stream, Loděnice, Pšovka tributary of Trojhorský stream and Huníkovský stream.

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Sampling

1 April 2015, Kocába, Litavka, Vltava (Czech Republic)

A first sampling of water, macrozoobenthos and sediments was held on 1 April 2014. The sampling was realized in cooperation with partner company Povodí Vltavy s.p. During the sampling a uniform methodology of sediment sampling was also agreed. The first part of the sampling was held on the Kocába river, where deaths of noble crayfish were observed last year. The monitoring site of the Kocába river (site R047 - Kocába above Drhovský stream) is located under a system of ponds, some of which are currently waterless. The occurence of invasive spiny-cheek crayfish at Papežský pond was confirmed, which was probably the cause of death of the native noble crayfish. The second sampling was made on the watercourse Litavka, where invasive crayfish are currently found. Massive mortality of the native noble crayfish was registered here too (in 2011).

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Lecture on the workshop “From Kladno forests, waters and hillsides”

24 March 2015, Kladno (Czech Republic)

On 24 March 2015 in Sládeček Museum of Natural History, Department of the Environment of Kladno Municipality organized the workshop “From Kladno forests, waters and hillsides”. Two lectures about the Site of Community Importance Zákolanský potok were presented on the workshop under the “Monitoring of NATURA 2000 sites as a tool for effective management and conservation of autochthonous crayfish” project - the lecture “Crayfish in Zákolanský stream” and the lecture “Crayfish in Zákolanský stream - water quality”. The speakers were David Fischer and Jitka Svobodová. During these lectures the project “Monitoring of NATURA 2000 sites as a tool for effective management and conservation of autochthonous crayfish“ was presented.Other lectures related to the project supported by EHP grants “Nature human, human nature”, whose beneficiary is the Nature Environmental Education Centre Kladno - Čabárna o.p.s. were presented on the workshop as well. The workshop was attended by 60 attendees.

Agenda: pdf document (144 kB, Czech)
Attendance list: pdf document pdf (954 kB, Czech)
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Steering Committee meeting

23 March 2015, Prague (Czech Republic)

The Steering Committee held its first meeting.

Invitation: pdf document (136 kB, Czech)
Meeting minutes: pdf document (57 kB)
Attendance list: pdf document (194 kB, Czech)
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Website became available

19 March 2015, Prague (Czech Republic)

Web pages of the project were completed and made available on the internet. The pages will be updated during the project's period to include information about the progress of the project and realization of planned outputs.

Project began

1 January 2015, Prague (Czech Republic)

The project was launched. Work started with the necessary preparatory and administrative activities.

Grant decision: pdf document (916 kB, Czech)



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