Holsteiner Habitat Corridors & National Priorities for the Reconnection of Ecosystems

The reconnection of ecosystems is a crucial investment in the future. It is the necessary reaction to the excessive islanding and fragmentation of biocoenoses and habitats in the increasingly mechanised cultural landscape.

Many irreplaceable life processes in ecosystems that make biological diversity possible in the first place depend on sufficient mobility of the species constituting the systems. Even the inevitable shift of emphasis in the medium term from elaborately conserving nature conservation to nature conservation that promotes such developments, which preserve species and landscape diversity as self-organised as possible, is impossible without large-scale cohesive habitat networks. Re-networking is the elementary prerequisite for organising the safeguarding of biological diversity in a sustainable way.

In the presence of Minister Rumpf Prof. and Dir. Herbert (BfN) handed over the grant decision for the E+E project Holsteiner Habitat Corridors in 2010. It is a lighthouse project of the national biodiversity strategy and is scientifically supervised by the Department of Landscape Ecology of the INR. The project enables us to deepen our practical planning research on the ecosystem significance of mobility and the sustainable effectiveness of avoidance and compensation measures.

In connection with the F+E project "Nationwide priorities for the re-networking of ecosystems", which was completed in 2010, the research should provide the basis for the planned re-networking programme of the Federal Government. The results of the F+E project will be published in 2011 as booklet 108 of the series Nature Conservation and Biological Diversity.


Project information:

Supporter: Bundesamt für Naturschutz mit Mitteln des Ministeriums für Umwelt Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit;
Project management: H. Reck


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