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  • Preservation and Restoration of Alkaline Fens in Brandenburg - Michael-Succow-Foundation
    of well preserved alkaline fens and to improve their water balance In co operation with the landowners we will establish management concepts for suitable lan parcels to offer new habitat for endangered plant species and to facilitate the re establishment of currently extinct alkaline fen specific species in Brandenburg The project also contributes to the reactivation of fen areas as natural carbon sinks In the years ahead a total of 14 alkaline fens in Brandenburg are scheduled to benefit from restoration measures One of the most outstanding project sites is situated within the Nature Conservation Area NSG Großer Gollinsee Bollwinwiesen The Michael Succow Foundation currently owns more than 100 hectares along the Bollwin valley This area contains one of the best preserved alkaline fens in Northeast Germany In many areas beavers have already contributed to the rewetting of the fen Nevertheless a number of intact drainage ditch systems remain in place Built in the past to claim meadows and pastures they continue to have a negative impact on the fen The removal of these drainage systems is part of the project Three project phases are planned to achieve these goals During the first step landowners and land users will be informed about project goals and intended measures and asked for their permission As an alternative landowners will have the option to sell their areas for the purpose of conservation to the locally responsible project partner at the Bollwinfließ this is the Michael Succow Foundation The first step also includes field studies to gather detailed knowledge about the current state of the area During the second step land use related measures will be implemented on those areas that could be secured for the project This includes mowing of the fen to remove surplus nutrients removal of woody plants and the establishment

    Original URL path: http://succow-stiftung.de/preservation-and-restoration-of-alkaline-fens-in-brandenburg.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Kaliningrad – A Large-scale Reserve in the Rominter Heath (Romincka Forest) - Michael-Succow-Foundation
    expanse of forest of Europe wide importance The Polish part is preserved as a Landscape Conservation Park the Lithuanian part belongs to the Wystiter Regional Park The Russian part of the Romincka Forest has limited access due to its location in the border region and currently enjoys no special protection status This project aims to establish the basis for an ecologically sound valorisation of the Russian portion of the Romincka Forest in conjunction with the Russian authorities and civilian parties Like the feasibility study the current project phase is sponsored by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU Upon completion of the current project a third phase whose application is still pending will include the establishment of a nature reserve and the development of its infrastructure with the support of an EU measure The long term goal of this project is the development of the entire Romincka Forest into one large scale trans boundary protected area between Russia Poland and Lithuania Implementation and Co operative Partners The implementation of the project is conducted in close co operation with the relevant Russian authorities The leading partner is the Michael Succow Foundation for the Protection of Nature In addition the following co operative partners support the implementation The Ecological historical Museum Wystiter Lake Kaliningrad Russia BTE Tourism Management Regional Development Berlin Germany Park Krajobrazowy Puszczy Rominckiej Zytkiejmy Poland Educational Association Work and Life Arbeit und Leben e V E C O Institute for Ecology Jungmeier Ltd Klagenfurt Austria Time Frame and Project Steps The official opening of the project took place during the German Russian Seminar for Environmental Education September 16 17 2009 The proposed running time for the project is two years July 2009 through June 2011 During this time the following steps are planned Intensive ecological and socio economic studies and evaluation

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  • Wetland Energy - Sustainable Use of Wet Peatlands in Belarus - Michael-Succow-Foundation
    prove beneficial for climate and biodiversity In co operation with local entities zakazniks peat factories kolkhozes local energy providers the present utilisation of peatlands which is neither socially economically nor ecologically sustainable will be transformed into a sustainable land use system The new system will replace the use of fossil fuels and open new economic opportunities in rural areas An additional project goal is the renewed cultivation of currently abandoned wet meadows fostering the preservation of breeding grounds for the Aquatic Warbler and hunting grounds for the Greater Spotted Eagle Using a practical example we will attempt to develop perspectives for the cultivation of wet peatlands which were formerly used for litter and hay extraction After these traditional and sustainable forms of land use were abandoned the sites are now threatened by the encroachment of bushes and trees This will eventually lead to the loss of valuable habitat for many rare species of open landscapes e g the Aquatic Warbler The biomass will be harvested in certain intervals the length of which is yet to be determined and processed into energy briquettes A special harvesting machine will be acquired for the activities on the site and another will be developed on the basis of Belarussian technology In addition the project will aid in the development of a biomass processing chain The project also intends to facilitate the integration of newly rewetted previously cut peatlands into a modern use regime In the long run this will allow replacing the peat that is now being used in the production of energy briquettes with biomass from the rewetted areas The Lida peat factory in western Belarus has shown a keen interest in gradual replacement of peat with biomass It therefore co operates with our project and has offered the use of its facilities

    Original URL path: http://succow-stiftung.de/wetland-energy-sustainable-use-of-wet-peatlands-in-belarus.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Peatland Restoration in Belarus - Michael-Succow-Foundation
    these studies members of our staff in co operation with scientists from the University of Greifswald and two young CIM Centre for International Migration experts both graduates from Greifswald University are modifying the GEST Greenhouse gas Emission Site Type approach The GEST approach is based on the vegetation form concept developed at Greifswald University It interlinks water levels vegetation types and nutrient contents of each respective investigation site The emission values of many peatlands and peatland utilisation types in Western and Northeastern Europe are known through a meta study Based on this situation we combine vegetation forms with emission types to attain an adequate estimate for the qualitative and quantitative verification of emissions and or their prevention in rewetted areas Missing data about emission types will be supplemented through our own greenhouse gas measurements in Belarus In the course of this project we build a young team of researchers who can put the local results on a broader basis and have the potential to develop into a national centre of competence Our project partners are the ZALF in Müncheberg Prof Jürgen Augustin the University of Greifswald Prof Hans Joosten and John Couwenberg and Dr Franziska Tanneberger Besides the development of

    Original URL path: http://succow-stiftung.de/peatland-restoration-in-belarus-174.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Peatland Restoration in Belarus - Michael-Succow-Foundation
    of the leading hotspots of greenhouse gas emission from drained peatlands The rewetting of degraded peatlands can prevent these emissions In the course of the project we developed and tested a new methodology for the quantification of emissions from drained and restored peatlands and the trade with CO 2 certificates in the voluntary carbon market This demonstration project illustrated the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the improvement of biodiversity through revitalisation and sustainable management of extensive degraded peatlands During the project about 15 000 hectares of peatland were rewetted preventing the release of ca 100 000 tonnes of CO 2 equivalents per year The methodology developed during this project creates a basis for the rewetting of up to 520 000 hectares of peatland in Belarus At the same time the proposed rewetting measures greatly reduced the risk of peat fires which are a serious threat to the environment and to human health Extensive training and education measures helped in expanding the Belarussian competence in the field of peatland rewetting As an additional benefit destroyed or dead peatlands were restored to living ecosystems The project also benefits humanity in various ways The local economy profited from implementing the measures with

    Original URL path: http://succow-stiftung.de/peatland-restoration-in-belarus.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Peatland Restoration in Ukraine - Michael-Succow-Foundation
    protected areas underline the importance of the Polessie lowlands for ecosystem and species conservation However about 50 of the total peatland area of Ukraine has been destroyed or severely degraded due to drainage for peat extraction and agriculture Drained peatlands are important sources of greenhouse gas GHG emissions International climate mitigation activities offer opportunities for the restoration of degraded peatlands in Ukraine and thus for the avoidance of these emissions Such ecosystem based climate mitigation measures could produce multiple benefits for climate biodiversity and local communities Local communities benefit from the project since the likelihood of harmful peatland fires will be reduced New opportunities for alternative income generation from sustainable land use on the rewetted sites and from the sale of carbon credits will develop Therefore a fund is going to be established to generate a single pool of marketable carbon emission reductions and to channel funds for the long term management of rewetted peatland areas Further measures to ensure long term sustainability of the rewetted sites include the incorporation of project sites into the protected area system of Ukraine The promotion of peatland protected areas are part of the commitment of the country to create new protected areas and

    Original URL path: http://succow-stiftung.de/peatland-restoration-in-ukraine.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Peatland Restoration in Russia - Michael-Succow-Foundation
    of the Soviet Union many of these former peatlands fell out of use Today many of these now fallow areas a total of ca 2 75 million hectares pose a serious fire hazard In addition they represent a source of greenhouse gases that result from peat mineralization caused by the drainage In view of the devastating peatland fires of 2010 the Russian government decided to initiate the rewetting of degraded peatlands as a preventative measure and has applied for international support for this undertaking An agreement signed by German chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia s president Dmitri Medvedev in July of 2011 lead the way for a joint Russian German project that includes German investments for further development of technical expertise and Russian investments for the rewetting measures actual implementation The project aims to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from peatland drainage and peatland fires by c 10 tons of CO 2 equivalents ha year through climate optimized rewetting and sustainable management of degraded peatlands in the European part of Russia At the same time this will lead to an increased biological diversity and reduced fire danger in these areas and will open new sources of income to the local population In addition the project aims at creating an improved legal and political framework for these restoration measures through a clear definition of the responsible authorities the development of guidelines for a national greenhouse gas inventory and the inclusion of peatland protection and rewetting into a follow up agreement to the Kyoto Protocol Project activities include an inventory of peatlands and prioritization of areas intended for rewetting the rewetting of peatlands e g in the Moscow Oblast but also in other areas and establishing monitoring systems for greenhouse gases and biodiversity Moreover the project aims to offer advanced training

    Original URL path: http://succow-stiftung.de/peatland-restoration-in-russia.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Kazakhstan – Steppe soils as a Carbon Sink - Michael-Succow-Foundation
    area of 1 1 million square kilometres Using Kazakhstan as example the project performed a large scale quantification and assessment of the carbon sink potential of steppe soils Specific carbon values for each soil type were determined depending on the unique characteristics of the different steppe types and their respective utilisation gradients To achieve these goals we made an extensive meta study which systematically incorporated existing research projects concerning this topic During a six week field campaign in summer 2011 in Kazakhstan the carbon fixation potential of different soil and steppe types was analysed and evaluated depending on the respective patterns of land use along a transect Based on extrapolation from the study areas a subsequent large scale assessment of the possible carbon sink potential in Kazakhstan and Southern Russia was conducted and recommendations for the protection of steppe habitats and the establishment of nature reserves were made In addition awareness of the current climate debate was raised among kazakh scientists especially in regard to the importance of steppe soils in the ecosystem and their role as carbon sinks We hope this will contribute to fostering a deeper understanding of regional land use and conservation options for steppe habitats Moreover

    Original URL path: http://succow-stiftung.de/kazakhstan-steppe-soils-as-a-carbon-sink.html (2016-02-15)
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