The Šúr nature reserve is one of the hidden treasures of the Slovak countryside. Nevertheless, despite its proximity to Slovakia's capital and its international importance, it has been unknown to many people, including locals. In the past, ignorance of the environmental importance of the locality almost led to its complete destruction. Today, conservationists are trying to restore its lost beauty even by, for example, reintroducing grazing cattle in the area. How can a cow save an oak grove? You will find out in this story prepared by Romana Grajcarová.
A picture of oak wooded pasture in Panónsky háj taken by Adrián Purkart made it to the cover of Applied Vegetation Science magazine that published it as an example of successful nature restoration.