The nature of the West Mecklenburg Baltic Sea coast and the Lübeck Basin should benefit from a transnational protection project. The approximately 700 square kilometer region has been selected as one of Germany's 30 so-called hotspot areas with particular biodiversity, said Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's Ministry of the Environment on Friday at a kick-off event of the project in Travemünde.
The project will be funded with around 950,000 euros from the federal government and 113,000 euros each from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein. According to Minister Till Backhaus (SPD), a large number of measures are planned: renaturation of dune landscapes and forest moors, securing areas along the Green Belt, species protection in agricultural landscapes and educational projects on land and on the water. "The area is one of the most important natural treasures in Germany and also has international importance as the westernmost Baltic Sea coast resting place on the East Atlantic bird migration route."
Information about the hotspot areas