Where else can redshanks, lapwings, avocets and such a great variety of shorebirds and meadow breeders find undisturbed habitat? The shorebird island of Kirr offers a unique habitat, one the national park authority of Western Pomerania would like to sustainably protect together with Naturefund.
The national park authority of Western Pomerania falls under the nearby State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's jurisdiction. Besides the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park it also manages the Jasmund National Park. The national park authority's aim is to protect the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area with its particular characteristics, beauty and unspoilt nature. This also means protecting the most important water and shorebird breeding grounds on the German Baltic coast and ensuring undisturbed rest and winter stop-overs for migratory water birds. The best way to implement this is if these areas are owned by the State of Western Pomerania.
"Cooperation with Naturefund is unknown territory for the national park authority of Western Pomerania in every sense of the word. Together with Naturefund we can purchase valuable nature conservation areas on this unique shorebird island. I am glad we have found a partner in Naturefund who will support us with this project and bring us a little closer to our national park's longterm goals," states Gernot Haffner, head of Western Pommerania's national park authority.