Species conservation in residential areas

Our towns and municipalities are used as a habitat by numerous animal species, as they comprise different habitats and site conditions in a very small space.

Bird and bat species are of particular interest here as they find places to breed and sleep in the crevices, niches, cavities and projections of buildings or in roof areas. But even these habitats are not spared by the decline in diversity of species.

The habitats of numerous species are visibly growing scarcer, in particular as a result of conversion and extension work on existing buildings, the construction of energy-efficient new buildings, but also due to a lack of tolerance and the loss of important feeding spaces (for example, due to inner-city densification and excessive upkeep of park areas).

Species of birds and bats that live in buildings enrich the environment we live in and for many people are an opportunity to have daily contact with nature. Accordingly, the Natur- & Geopark is devoting increasing attention to the topic of “conservation of species in residential areas”. In addition to general public-relations work, this project focuses mainly on advising building owners and municipalities as well as practical implementation of projects such as the attachment of special nesting boxes or dropping boards.

What does the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall offer?

  • public awareness-raising;
  • counselling of private individuals, municipalities and companies;
  • attachment of special nesting aids;
  • fastening and cleaning of dropping boards;
  • species conservation issues in and around the house and garden;
  • reduction of conflicts between humans and animals

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