Langeooger Sommerpolder

Year Implemented

2004

Project Type

Managed realignment

Country

Germany

Location

Island of Langeoog (Niedersachsen)

Longitude

7.5359

Latitude

53.748

Habitat(s) Created
  • Mudflat

  • Saltmarsh

Size

215 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Compensation

  • Habitat Creation

  • Create a More Natural Shoreline

Project Description Summary

This involved a sea defence removal over 5,500m (summer dike) . As part of this scheme artificial creeks were dug.

Documents/References uploaded
References
  • Ahlhorn, F., Kunz, H., 2002.The future of historically developed summerdikes and polders: a salt marsh use conflict. Littoral 2002, The Changing Coast, 365374.
  • Wolters, M., Garbutt, A., Bakker, J.P., 2005. Salt-marsh restoration: evaluating the success of de-embankments in north-west Europe. Biological Conservation 123(22), 249-268.
  • Zander, R., 2003. Die Öffnung von Sommerpoldern im Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer. Bremer Beiträge für Naturkunde und Naturschutz, 6, 61-64.


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