view over polder Rosenhagen and Bugewitz
view over polder Rosenhagen and village of Bugewitz
Freesendorf grassland
Lapwing chicks are disguised
male of Northern Lapwing
Blacktailed Godwit searching for food
Common Redshank (MD)

Protection of Meadow Birds in Coastal areas of Western Pomerania (Germany)

The EU LIFE project Limicodra focuses on the protection of waders breeding on coastal meadows in Western Pomerania (North Eastern Germany). It specifically aims on the improvement of breeding success in salt marshes along the lagoon system (so called Bodden- and Haffküste).

The Acronym Limicodra derives from Limicoles or waders – an order of small to medium-large wader birds – and Odra, the name of the estuary of the river Oder (its western part) into the Baltic Sea – our project area.

The 5 project sites are situated at the southern shore of the Bay of Greifswald, the Peene Stream and the western part of Oder Lagoon. They lie almost entirely within the confines of areas of national or international protection status, within the Nature Parcs Usedom Island and Stettiner Haff and SPAs (Special Protected Areas for the protection of birds).

The project has a lifetime of 8 years and will last until september 2025. Its long lifetime allows optimizing the breeding habitats in several steps, which we consider necessary to allow recolonisation of habitats and  an enlargement of populations. Our experience gained by this project will be used to elaborate a strategy of how to continue our efforts after the project. It can be used for other coastal areas with comparable problems.

News

Presentation of geohydrological studies in polder Mönkebude

The EU LIFE Projekt „LIFE Limicodra“ aims the rescue of meadow breeding waders at the coast of Western Pommerania. To resume all possibilities of habitat restoration we charged the UmweltPlan GmbH with geohydrological studies and modelling for the polders.

We want to show the results of the studies to citizens, farmers and owners in the polders and discuss about questions and possibilities to optimize the habitats of meadow birds.

content: geohydrological studies in the polder Mönkebude

appointment: monday, july 1st 2019, 6 p.m.

location: Haus des Gastes , Mönkebude

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Presentation of geohydrological studies in polders Bugewitz and Rosenhagen

The EU LIFE Projekt „LIFE Limicodra“ aims the rescue of meadow breeding waders at the coast of Western Pommerania. To resume all possibilities of habitat restoration we charged the UmweltPlan GmbH with geohydrological studies and modelling for the polders.

We want to show the results of the studies to citizens, farmers and owners in the polders and discuss about questions and possibilities to optimize the habitats of meadow birds.

content: geohydrological studies in the polders Bugewitz and Rosenhagen

appointment: wednesday, june 26th 2019, 6 p.m.

location: Gasthaus „Zum Mühlengraben“, Bugewitz

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experience with LIFE Wiesenvoegel in Lower Saxonia

For LIFE-Networking we came to see on May, 15th the project at lake Dümmer in Lower Saxonia and on May, 16th the Kehdinger marshes at Lower Elbe near Stade.

Both projects were successful in safeguarding land and habitats for meadow breading birds, as well as the optimizatioin of its water levels and vegation.

Success that spurs ...

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