Godwits benefit from electric fencing


The main targets of the project will be achieved by the following actions:

Mowing in polder Rosenhagen

Optimisation of land use

  • For protection of brood we have to coordinate the dates of mowing or beginning of grazing with the farmers.
  • In order to achieve optimal habitats for breeding and nursing we will develop vegetation by maintenance cutting.
weir at Leopoldshagen

Optimisation of hydrological management

  • In the coastal sites we want to recreate natural flood dynamics for optimal in- and reflow.
  • In the polder sites we will build artificial bars for retention of water. Under extreme weather conditions regulation may be necessary. At these sites only short-term inundation is needed.
electric fences in Freesendorfer Wiesen

Protection of clutches & predator manegement

  • For the conservation of brood sites we will install fences against predators and electric fences.
  • We support hunters with equipment for trapping foxes and other predators.