Biodiversity in the southern Eggegebirge



Renaturalization of the Eggemoors


        Restoring the natural water cycle

Drainage of moors for agricultural or forestry usage results in the release of stored carbon dioxide into the atmosphere - this intensifies the greenhouse effect 


        Improvements of living conditions for rare animal and plant species

Target plant species: a.a. Sphagnum spec., Eriophorum angustifolium, Drosera rotundifolia

Target bird species: a.a. Lanius excubitor, Saxicola torquata, Anthus pratensis


All the species mentioned above depend on habitats restored and improved by the Life+ project Eggemoors.


        Contribution to climate protection

An intact moore can store more than 5 tons of carbon dioxide per hectar per year - by restoring the ecosystem of the Eggemoors our project does contribute significantly to protecting our climate.