The Kiebitzwiese is secured! Within only three months so many donations were collected that the entire 9,770 m² of wet meadow could be secured for the lapwing. This was also urgently necessary, as the lapwing population in Hesse has fallen by 95%, as its typical habitat of wet meadows with flood troughs has become increasingly rare in our region. Thanks to the donations Naturefund, together with HGON, was able to buy this wetland meadow in the Kinzig valley, which is now being transformed back into a lapwing biotope. more
Start: February 2010
End: May 2010
The area for the protection of the pewit lies in the area around the Main and the Kinzig and is surrounded by wet meadows.In the immediate neighbourhood is one of the last known breeding areas of the pewit in southern Hesse.
A few years ago, the HGON successfully recultivated an area as a compensatory measure for the freeway A45/A66 as a pewit biotope.The wet meadow, which Naturefund was able to buy thanks to numerous donations, is directly adjacent to the existing biotope and extends the habitat for the pewit and for many other species to 3.5 hectares.
The HGON is the partner of this project and became the owner of the area.They will look after the biotope in the long-term.