The LIFE Nature Project „Rosenheimer Stammbeckenmoore“
The „Rosenheimer Stammbeckenmooren“ (Bogs of Rosenheim) is an area which contains approximately 43 km² of moor/peat landscape, one the biggest of its kind in Bavaria and Southern Germany. The area acquires its Europe-wide significance because of its size, the relative closeness to nature, the firm coexistence of threatened wetland ecosystems and of special animal and plant species like for example "Schwarzstorch" (Black stork, Ciconia nigra), "Sperlingskauz" (Eurasian Pygmy Owl, Glaucidium passerinum), "Brachvogel" (Curlews, Numenius arquata), "Blau-" and "Schwarzkehlchen" (Blue- blackthroat, Luscinia svecica, Saxicola rubicola).
A LIFE-Nature-Project was approved by the European Union for the "Rosenheimer Stammbeckenmoore" (Rosenheim County peat areas) due to its
Within 5 project years (begin Juli 2005, end October 2010), the following project goals were met:
- Restoration of the natural water household in 400 hectares of exploited and drained peatlands.
- Preservation and optimizing of the litter meadow habitats in the nature reserve sites "Auer Weidmoos" and "Kaltenaue".
- Extensive public relation work regarding bog protection, especially in the construction of the 2 bog stations in the sites of "Sterntaler Filze" and "Nicklheim".