By maintaining open grassland formations – for example by mowing or grazing – valuable habitats and their flora and fauna, and essentially biodiversity, can be preserved.
However, many sites have degraded considerably over the past centuries due to under- or overuse. Therefore, in many cases, only a few, abundant species are left. Even after restoration and implementation of correct use earlier species in need of protection cannot reclaim the area by themselves. This might be due to missing adjacent populations or cease of transhumance actions.
Especially to conserve populations of endangered species their re-introduction to earlier sites might be necessary. Concepts orientated toward the species‘ biology, natural habitat and special needs are necessary to ensure the survival of these species.
The following projects concentrate on the establishment of valuable target-species: