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Project Location

Voivodeship: Małopolskie (Lesser Poland)

Nowy Targ Poviat (county/district)

Municipalities entailed:

  • the city of Nowy Targ (includes the “Bór na Czerwonem” nature reserve itself) and other municipalities with the Orawsko-Nowotarskie Peatlands on their territory, namely:
  • the rural commune of Nowy Targ
  • Czarny Dunajec
  • Jabłonka
  • Szaflary (directly adjacent)


The "Bór na Czerwonem" nature reserve is part of the Natura 2000 site "Torfowiska Orawsko-Nowotarskie (code: PLC120003). It is a Ramsar area and the only reserve within the complex of Orawsko-Nowotarskie Peatlands. The conservation status of the key Natura 2000 habitats listed in the Annex to the EU Habitats Directive  – namely: *7110 (active raised bogs with peat-forming vegetation), 7140 (transition mires and quaking bogs), 7150 (depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion), and *91D0 (bog woodlands) is assessed as U1 (unfavourable) with a  general tendency to deteriorate.

Indirectly, the Project contributes to the protection of the remaining wetlands in the Natura 2000 site Orawsko-Nowotarskie Peatlands, as well as other valuable wetland ecosystems in Poland.


Project secretariat:

UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre
21 Poznańska Street, apartment 29
00-685 Warsaw, Poland
tel. (22) 840 6664
Project coordinator:

Piotr Mikołajczyk
Working together for a green Europe
„Carpathians Unite Conservation of Orawsko-Nowotarskie Peatlands” benefits from a 849 910 EUR grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants. The aim of the project is to protect valuable natural habitats: a raised bog and marshy forest communities in its vicinity, located in the Czerwone bog woodland nature reserve (one of the Polish Ramsar sites), as well as other wetland ecosystems in the Orawsko-Nowotarskie Peatlands complex. Co-financing from the state budget amounts to 149 984 EUR.
Project partners:
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