Population enhancement

After management implementation on localities, new suitable habitats for Minuartia smejkalii are created, in which we realize the direct populations’ enhancement by sowing the seeds obtained directly on their original localities and by transplantation of juvenile plants.  

In 2017, the folowing numbers of seeds and juvenile plants were given to particular populations:

DK1 - 1771 seeds and  153 juvenile plants

DK2 - 4462 seeds and  170 juvenile plants

DK3 - 432 seeds and  1 juvenile plants

B1 - 1349 seeds and  150 juvenile plants.

Since the seed germination was very low (only 14 seedlings were observed), we decided to continue only with transplantation of juvenile plants.

In 2018 we transplanted 97 individuals on the part B1 and 14 individuals on DK1.

Photos from populations enhancement are available here.

Reintroduction of the species was done on the part, where Minuartia smejkalii became extinct about five years ago. Reintroduction was implemented by transplantation of juvenile plants: 896 individuals from DK2 populations, 67 individuals from DK4 and 138 individuals from DK5 populations.

Photos from species reintroduction are available here.