Landschaftspflegeverband Mittleres Erzgebirge e.V.

Species Protection Projects

Greater butterfly-orchid

Removal of woodland in the ‘Wolfner-Mühl-Wiesen’ nature reserve:

Sometimes, an unconventional approach is necessary. One such example is the clearance of three thousand square metres of spruce thickets in order to connect two mountain meadows that had been isolated from one another. The aim here was to promote the propagation of the greater butterfly-orchid.
The tree population was severely thinned out and hay from mountain meadows was spread on what had previously been the woodland floor. As a result, a wide array of plant species became established there.


Animal species that inhabit buildings:

When planning building, renovation or demolition projects, if the interests of bird and bat species that inhabit buildings are considered in a timely manner, it is possible to help prevent their decline.
We support any interested parties who wish to help protect these animal species. We provide nesting boxes and bat boxes and we also give advice to any citizens who are interested.