2019 – 2020
The Svydovets massif (Svydivets) is located in the south-eastern part of the Zakarpattia region. Part of the Svydovets massif is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site (Svydovets massif Carpathian Biosphere Reserve). The Svydovets massif also includes two sites of the Emerald Network (according to the Bern Convention), as well as critical parts of the ecological network of the Transcarpathian region. It is home to at least 93 rare species listed in the Red Data Book of Ukraine (2009), including the European brown bear and the Eurasian lynx. More than half of Ukraine’s glacial lakes are located on the Svydovets mountain range. It provides the hydrological regime of the region and feeds the Tisza River, which is the main tributary of the Danube and flows through the territory of five countries. However, detailed data on biodiversity values are not available.
Conduct field research, analyze literature and collection data and prepare a report on the distribution of rare, endemic and relict species of plants, animals, habitat types and plant communities of the study area (focus on the Red Data Book of Ukraine (2009), Red List of Plants, animals, groups, habitats of Zakarpattia region, lists of CITES appendices, Bonn, Bern, Carpathian conventions, IUCN, Green Data Book of Ukraine (2009) and other documents) using generally accepted methods of studying flora, fauna, vegetation and habitats.