NR Cosim Peninsula
The peninsula Cosim is a former complex of beach ridges and salt marshes in the lagoon Achterwasser in south of isle Usedom. Reeds have occupied the site because of abandoned grazed meadows, so breeding waders have lost habitats. By resumption of extensive land use (grazing and/or mowing) we want to restore the natural characteristics of the site and facilitate the breeding of meadow birds again.
If vegetation is held open, common ringed plovers can breed on the mineralic sites. (Photo KP)
Therefor we started pasturing with Highland cattle in springtime 2020.