A LIFE PROJECT OF THE FEDERAL STATE OF LOWER SAXONY

A LIFE PROJECT OF THE FEDERAL STATE OF LOWER SAXONY

Lower Saxony is the most important meadow bird area in Germany. Significantly high shares of Germany’s meadow birds, e.g. Black-tailed Godwit, Peewit, Eurasian Curlew, Common Redshank, Common Snipe and Corncrake, breed here. Especially Black-tailed Godwits are very sensitive birds. Its Western population has a very small brooding area in Europe and more than 90 % of breeding couples of this population brood in the Netherlands and in North-Western parts of Lower Saxony.

Hence we have a particular responsibility to protect meadow birds, not only in Lower Saxony and Germany, but within whole Europe. more

Location of project sites in Lower Saxony




News

24.08.2018 LIFE-Projekt Meadow birds: successes in well-managed protected areas

However black-tailed godwit continues to descend in Lower Saxony

EU-Life+-project in Marienchor largely implemented – Meadow bird areas improved

In the EU-LIFE + project "Rewetting and Grassland Extensification for Corncrake and Black-tailed Godwit in Lower Saxony" in Marienchor, work has been completed for this year. On the 1st of December the first sub-plot was accepted. While nordic guest birds are already finding their feeding grounds at Marienchor, it will be exciting to see, how the optimized areas will be used by returning breeding birds next spring.