The Project wants to keep the new and restored ponds in optimal conditions for as long as possible. To achieve this they will be created on grazed areas or we will establish grazing in the vicinity.


Feeding and the treading of grazing animals will prevent the rise of shrubs and trees giving shade or dense reed beds. The inclusion in extensive grazing is particularly beneficial for the fire-bellied toad ponds. Project funds will support the establishment of grazing by acquisition of grazing animals and fencing. Where necessary, contractual arrangements with land managers will be used to support the requirements of the target species.


Photo:  Grazing with aurochs (Frank Körner)