Climate change causes relocations of animals and plants to areas more suitable to them. However, in Europe these adjustment movements are often exacerbated by streets and settlements. Courses of brooks and rivers are natural passages for the migration of species. Naturefund and EURid aim to reforest trees alongside the courses of brooks and rivers in Europe. In a first partial step, parts of the Wirftbach has been renaturalised. more
Start: November 2012
End: April 2013
Northern Rhineland-Palatinate in the Eifel near the city of Adenau and the Nürburgring
Starting from the source area, about 100 trees, mainly ash and black alder, can be planted over 3 km along the stream
Partner in this project is the BUND Ahrweiler. The areas to the right and left of the Wirftbach are owned by the Nürburgring GmbH, the municipality of Nürburg and a church. The areas are not used, except for the adjacent commercial forest.
Due to the good biological quality of the water, typical species such as larvae of the stone and caddisfly, shrimps and fish species such as the bullhead and minnow are found in this low mountain stream.