In 2019, targeted activities were carried out to restore the natural river morphology of the Morava. Expressed in numbers: 6.7 km of Morava tributaries were reconnected, 400 meters of shoreline were rebuilt, 12 km of bodies of water in the wetlands were secured and 115,000 cubic meters of sediment were excavated.
The restoration of the Morava-Dyje floodplains plays a major role in climate protection and the conservation of species diversity in this region. With the re-establishment of river islands and tributaries, the water supply could be expanded and the floodplains could be well prepared for the dry summer months. The work created protected wet areas for animal and plant species that are especially threatened by climate change. Now the Morava-Dyje floodplains offer spawning grounds for the fire-bellied toad and Danube crested newt, for example. More juvenile fish also were observed in 2019 as the result of the new spawning site.
Intact eco systems and floodplains in particular contribute to climate protection. They extract CO2 from the air and store it in trees and humus in the soil. With a variety of ecological niches, high water storage capacity and protected habitats for plants and animals, the Morava-Dyje floodplains make a substantial contribution to species protection and to the fight against climate change.