LIFE for Minuartia saved the Minuartia smejkalii flowering plant from extinction in two Czech Natura 2000 sites. To help the flower thrive, the team introduced regular mowing and grazing. They also removed plant overgrowth and thinned the surrounding forest. And they erected fencing on four small plots of land to reduce pressure from game. 3 300 seedlings reinforced the population, while 21 Minuartia rock gardens open to the public increased awareness of the plant.