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Cirsium brachycephalum


 This is a rare endemic species. Unfortunately less and less habitat of it can be found in our country, because habitats are often plowed or there is a change in use. It is a Natura 2000 species and it is included in Annex II. of the Habitat Directives. With our LIFE programme we’re trying to improve the grazing of the area, which could help the suppression of invasive species and the expansion of the valuable and rare species.

Large Copper (Lycaena dispar)

This is the most important arthropod species of the area.


The Large Copper (Lycaena dispar) is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. The insect has a wide range occurring throughout the Northern Palearctic ecozone north to the middle taiga zone. The species can be identified by the silvery hindwing undersides, from the more common, drier habitat species Lycaena virgaureae and Lycaena hippothoe. It is also included in Annex II. of the Habitat Directives.

Hungarian Racka sheep

The Racka sheep is a hungarian species which is known for its unusual spiral-shaped horns.
It derives from the wild mountain sheep (or argali, Ovis ammon).
It is unique with both sexes possessing long spiral shaped horns. Once it produced the basic materials for the shepherds’s traditional clothing (“suba”, “cifraszűr” and others). Its milk and meat were also favourable products. Ewes produce 60-100 liters of milk per milking season.
It has two color variations: the black and the white.


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