life Schreiadler: Aims

Project Title

Improvement of the breeding and feeding habitats for the Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) as well as for the Corn Crake (Crex crex) and the Aquatic Warbler(Acrocephalus paludicola) in the SPA “Schorfheide-Chorin"


The project is designed to help stopping the negative trend in the population of Lesser Spotted Eagles and Corn Crakes in Germany and to make a contribution to the recovery of the critically endangered Aquatic Warbler population in Germany. Further endangered bird species will profit from the planned measures, such as Black and White Storks, Common Snipes and Spotted Crakes.

The measures in the project are aimed above all at the improvement and safeguarding the habitats of these species, whereby the focus is on the acutely endangered Lesser Spotted Eagle as a species with highly complex requirements for its habitat.  The trend in the population has shown a constant decline in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg due to the progressive loss of grasslands, the drainage of wetland areas and the intensification of forestry. 9 territories are known within the project area. 5 of them have been orphaned within the last decade, but might be resettled in the next future. The same trend has occurred with the Corn Crake and to an even greater degree with the Aquatic Warbler. Both species are missing large, continuous, richly structured grassland and open areas of sedge marshland.

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