- Recommendation on Natura 2000 designation: All IBAs should be designated as SPAs and the weakest SPA designation, decrees changed.
- Recommendation on Natura 2000 management: It is necessary to prepare management plans for all SPAs.
By 2014 all management plans prepared in last years should be approved and work on preparation of remaining management plans for SPAs should start.
- Recommendation on Natura 2000 financing: More funds should be allocated for nature-friendly forest-environmental measures making them attractive for foresters. Make it easier to access funds for national authorities in nature protection and their branches (national parks, PLAs). A 100% increase of funding for individual forest-environmental measures on the territory of Slovakia and a 100% raise of projects realized for management of areas by national authorities.
- Recommendation on impact of EU subsidies: No money from CAP or EU Cohesion Fund should be used for detrimental actions on Natura2000 sites. We suggest this money to be channelled into nature-friendly projects and measures (e.g. LIFE+, agri-environmental schemes).
Slovakia should use opportunities offered by new CAP to shift significant finds from pillar I to agri-environmental schemes.
- Recommendation on species protection: It is necessary to change public notices in those SPAs that host large wintering sites of waterbirds. At least 8 non-hunting zones must be designated in Slovakia.
- Recommendation on degradation of protected areas: It is necessary to change Slovak Act on Nature Protection so that it will properly apply appropriate assessment from Habitats Directive.
- Recommendation on threats from a specific sector: Change public notices in the most threatened SPAs (Nízke Tatry and Levočské vrchy) and prepare all new forest management plans including basic rules of management considering Natura 2000 needs. Change existing forest management plans where they are not in line with Natura 2000 objectives.