Monitoring of endangered Astragalus species in the protected landscape area Dunajské luhy at the Danube floodplains
J. Drobnáhttps://doi.org/10.17221/986-CJGPBCitation:Drobná J. (2010): Monitoring of endangered Astragalus species in the protected landscape area Dunajské luhy at the Danube floodplains. Czech J. Genet. Plant Breed., 46: S14-S18.
Astragalus excapus L. and Astragalus austriacus Jacq. are regarded as critically endangered species in Slovakia. They are threatened by environmental impact, natural succession, as well as by human activities. Monitoring them is an important tool in determining their status and in making management decisions for their protection. In this contribution, a summary of the basic terrain endeavours, current status, locality and species description, habitat preferences, possible threats, current protection, and management activities are presented.Keywords:Astragalus austriacus; Astragalus excapus; monitoring; protection; threat