Type of project:
Methods and experiences to allow natural numbers and densities of native, wild or rewilded species, Re-introductions / re-stockings of locally extinct or rare key wildlife species, or breeding of such species with the goal to release them into the wild, Successful agreements with hunting entities about sustainable hunting and the development of wildlife watching tourism, in order to bring back wildlife in natural numbers
Aim and vision:
The LIFE+ project lasts till the end of 2019. During this period, a total of at least 120 migratory individuals will be released, divided into three breeding colonies, Burghausen/Bavaria, Kuchl/Salzburg and probably Überlingen/Baden-Württemberg with a common wintering area in southern Tuscany.
Migratory bird species are highly exposed and heavily threatened. They are particularly affected by the ongoing climate change. Methods developed in this project are assumed to become increasingly essential in the face of these new conservation challenges.
Uniqueness of the project:
The project contains innovative and demonstrative aspects. It is the first attempt ever to reintroduce a continentally extinct migratory bird species. The human-led migration has been developed to perform close to nature migration flights, meaningful for conservation as well as for basic research.
Community involved, Eco tourism, Education, Research