the project 

Life+ Natur

Naturbeobachtungen

07.03.17

Die Uferschnepfen sind zurück inder Hetter

Nachdem es in den letzten Wochen reichlich geregnet hatte, präsentieren sich die Flächen in der Hetter pünktlich zur Ankunft der Vögel wunderbar feucht. Einige Ornithologen hatte die Tiere schon... read more >>>

The Project

black-tailed godwit - Foto: H.Glader (NABU Wesel)
black-tailed godwit - Foto: H.Glader (NABU Wesel)

Numerous wading and meadow birds in North-Rhine Westphalia are endangered. The black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), which demands high standards of its wet meadows habitat, is particularly affected. In the 1970s, its population still amounted to 180 breeding pairs, whereas in the following decades it faced a serious decline. Only in the last ten years has its population at least stabilised at the very low level of about 40 pairs thanks to nature conservation measures.

The LIFE+ Project “The Hetter – the habitat of the Limosa limosa” is financed by the European Union and aims to improve the habitat for the wading and meadow birds in the conservation area “Hetter”. The project is committed to halting and even reversing their declining population in the long-term.

The following page will provide information on how this ambitious aim can be achieved and which measures are planned in the course of the project.

We hope this project will be of interest to you and that we can answer all of your questions. If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us either by email or by telephone.

See you soon in the "Hetter"!