More Land For The Lapwing

January 15, 2021

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Naturefund launches new land on project in Germany new appeal for funds already in the summer of 2010 both conservation organizations in a Telethon money gained, to protect an area of nearly 10,000 square meters for the always rarer meadow bird. With the new space creates a larger reserve would benefit from the numerous rare species. Naturefund and the HGON launch a new fundraising campaign now beginning of November: more land for the Lapwing. Rare birds of the Lapwing and with it, many species are becoming increasingly rare. Intensive agriculture and the draining of wetlands will dramatically reduce its Habitat. Alone, the stock of the Lapwing has fallen in the last two decades by 95 percent.

The protection and restoration of wetlands are very important. Naturefund and the HGON intend exactly. In the Kinzigaue of Langenselbold, the HGON has already acquired a 2.4-hectares area several years ago and raised flood basins and sinks. Within a very short time has developed a unique natural paradise. This summer enough funds came together on a common action also to buy an adjacent area of 9.770 square meters and thus to make nature conservation. Right next door is a further area of 5.662 square meters for sale, which would expand the entire reserve on 4 hectares. Not only the Lapwing, also many other species will benefit from the unique wetland. These include numerous bird species, such as white storks and grey herons, amphibians such as the in the main-Kinzig-Kreis, rare tree frog, insects, and of course many plants.

“Thanks to the many generous private donations, including the Stadler Conservation Foundation from Wehrheim, we were surprisingly quickly and effectively operate and preserve this unique Habitat.”, the Managing Director of the main-Kinzig HGON reported Susanne farrier m. Both organizations hope approval to the project on a similar in the summer. “This is sorely needed,” Katja Wiese, Managing Director of Naturefund, know to report. “When all together progress, one thing is clear: the Lapwing is long be dependent on our support! The Lapwing population is recovering only very slowly. In particular the receipt of gross and picnic areas is important. We want to accomplish that in the Siegerland floodplain. Four hectares of protected area will be fantastic for the Lapwing and many other native species.” The new system of flood basins and a customized and extensive grassland management is planned on the newly acquired land. This new environment is created with the conversion of arable land into grassland, Rewetting the floodplains and the flattening of the banks of the Kinzig so that the flood can again more the meadows. New diversity also the former owner of the most recently purchased area is convinced of the action: “we would again and again to a conservation organization sell. Finally, they get the Habitat in which we live with our families. I am already on the diversity of flora and fauna, perhaps soon to our lawn again spread is.” Under the motto: More land for the Lapwing can be permanently protected already for five EUR two square meters land for nature. Account for donations: Naturefund e. V., Nassauische Sparkasse, bank code 510 500 15, account 101 261 352, subject: Lapwing. A donation is tax deductible. Who wants to protect land for the Lapwing, and perhaps would like to combine this with a certificate and a Christmas gift, can learn more see: gift of press photos see: press news Caro Majeed, Naturefund e. V. Sun Berger Street 20a 65193 Wiesbaden Tel.: + 49 611 5045810-14 we buy land for nature make with!