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
16.06.2015: International Seminar on Acceptance of Nature Conservation
On June 9 and 10, 2015 the seminar „Engagement and Conflict Prevention in Nature Conservation – international seminar on the creation of reliable acceptance for conservation measures“ took place at Haus Rissen in Hamburg.
03.07.2013: Borkum: Cameras help in nest monitoring
A study on the breeding of the Black-tailed Godwit are performed in the LIFE project area around lake Tüskendör on Borkum.