Biotope protection

The District Hildesheim, where the foundation is located, is characterised by major intensively farmed cropland. Forest areas are often isolated from each other.
Through creation of corridors between the valuable habitats the species exchange from biotop to biotop is promoted.

Corridors can be hedges, yet ideal wide riparian zones without agricultural use with location-specific vegetation.

Wetlands and wooded islands in the species-poor „agricultural steppe“ are valuable stepping stones for the dissemination of endangered animals, plants and fungi. Especially valuable for people and nature are classic elements of the cultural landscape like fruit tree gardens in the village periphery.

The Foundation finances lease and purchase, preservation and restoration of corresponding biotops.
Loss of valuable habitat is not an isolated problem to Germany and Western Europe.

By excessive use, destruction and pollution many valuable habitats for humans, animals and plants are lost day by day.
Especially tropical habitats are often extremely productive and rich of biodiversity. The protection of tropical forests is essential for humanity.

They often prevent flooding and soil erosion, have a balancing effect on the water circuit in their region. Many plants are a treasury for medicial purpose.

The conservation of biological diversity of tropical forests is extremely important and should be a goal for the whole world.

Biotopschutz im Kreis Hildesheim
Biotope protection in the district of Hildesheim
extensive Weidetierhaltung in strukturreicher, borddeutscher Landschaft
extensive livestock farming in a structured, north German landscape
Structural track by Ratzeburg with hedges and herbal strips, habitat e.g. for hares, deer, ermine, songbirds and numerous insects