LIFE Wiesenvögel

LIFE Wiesenvögel

With more and more intense use of agriculture and the implemented destruction of ecological dynamics, the natural habitat of numerous endangered species of grassland birds is decreasing. In coordinated, focused work, the LIFE+ Natur Projekt “Wiesenvögel” is saving and developing the main areas of remaining grassland bird protection areas in Lower Saxony. Altogether, 12 project groups are in close work together with farmers and other stakeholders for extensification as well as to rewet green land areas. This shall ensure proper breeding conditions for birds like the “Uferschnepfe” (Limosa limosa) and the “Wachtelkönig” (Crex Crex) as well as for other grassland breeding birds.

On the East Frisian Islands, Borkum and Langeoog, measures to control hedgehogs and feral cats are discussed and implemented. The goal of this project is to increase the success of breeding from grassland birds and to convert population gaps to population springs.

In this project, the Baltic Environmental Forum Germany coordinates public work with the aim of environment protection. Furthermore, we have organised round tables on Borkum and Langeoog, to improve public discussions between all involved stakeholders on the individual islands. During the project we will survey the mutual acceptance and cooperation of local stakeholders in chosen project areas.

Project details

  • Projectname: Limosa
  • Project management: Umweltminsiterium Niedersachsen
  • BEF sector: Natural reserve
  • Funded by: LIFE
  • Operational time: 10/2011 – 09/2020
  • Partners: 3 Partners
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