Deutschland Plus DIEPHOLZER MOOR
With a total size of around 105,000 hectares, the Diepholzer Moorniederung has been the main focus of Lower Saxony's high moor protection for many years. The area between Bremen, Oldenburg and Hanover is a falche tansand lowland on the southern edge of the North German Plain, combining many small but also larger nature and landscape protection areas.
Of this, around 5,000 hectares of fens, located in the Dümmerniederung and an area of 24,000 hectares of raised bogs, are known as rain bogs. These are distributed over 15 areas within the total area of the Diepholzer Moorniederungen.
In addition, the area fulfills the extremely important networking function with other special European bird sanctuaries such as Dümmer and Steinhuder Meer.
The Diepholzer Moorniederungen is very valuable for species protection, as it offers a safe breeding ground for three bird species on Germany's Red List, the golden plover, the great gray shrike and the short-eared owl. This natural area also offers habitat for the goat milker, the hen harrier, the teal, the tree falcon, the common snipe, the curlew, the redshank and the stonechat. Since 2000, the Diepholzer Moorniederung, with up to 40,000 cranes in autumn, has developed into an internationally very important resting place for this species.
Facts about the project:
- Renaturation of raised bogs
- Moor grazing by Moorschnucken
- Protection of Wiesenweihen
- Crane rest
Facts about this project:
- Project type: Combined certificate
- Project name: Deutschland plus
- Project locations: Germany and various
- Project standard: Gold Standard/ VCS/ CCBS (depending on chosen carbon offset project)
- Additional contribution: per certificate we forward EUR 5 for our implementation partner
Diepholzer Moorniederungen - Picture Arbeitskreis Feuchtwiesenschutz Westniedersachsen e.V.