German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Securing and improving lesser-spotted eagle habitats in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Funding priority:

Sustaining species diversity: Reintroducing and protecting highly endangered species


Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania


08/2007 - 06/2008 (preliminary study)

12/2010 - 12/2015 (main project and accompanying research)

Brief description:

This project, the first of its kind, aims to develop ways and means of safeguarding and enhancing breeding places for the lesser-spotted eagle in Germany. The results will then be pilot-tested in the field. The emphasis is on adapting forestry and farming practices and infrastructure development in breeding areas to benefit this endangered species. The findings from the main project will be used to compile a manual on conservation of the lesser-spotted eagle in Germany.

Entity responsible for the project:

Deutsche Wildtierstiftung
Billbrookdeich 210

22113 Hamburg

Liaison at BfN:

Dr. Sandra Balzer FG II 1.1

Project funding agencies:

BfN, Deutsche Wildtierstiftung, Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Klara-Samariter-Stiftung, Naturpark Feldberger Seenlandschaft, Norddeutsche Stiftung für Umwelt und Entwicklung

Grant amount:

€ 1,600,000

Last Change: 09/04/2018