Wetland succession - Wetlands: challenges and innovation in succession management
The project objective is to enhance biodiversity in the wetlands of Wieden and Weerribben, in the Netherlands by creating more open water, especially in areas with a good water quality, recovering floating trembling bogs and improving reed beds by removing the top soil. These measures improve the habitats and therefore the conditions for the plants and animals that depend on these ecosystems. Special attention is also paid to the recovery of natural gradients between open water and the surrounding vegetations. The project stimulates the area and quality of the following habitats: oligo-mesotrophic ponds, natural eutrophic lakes with floating vegetation, calcareous fens, transition mires and quaking bogs, Moor grass (Molinia) meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils, wet heathlands, hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities and bog woodland (91D0).