Research project at a glance
Departments and Instituts
01.08.2021 to 31.12.2022
ETN e.V., together with IZNE and the Biological Station Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, is carrying out a project entitled "Vernetztes Rainland". Within the framework of this project, suitable areas in municipal ownership are to be made available for insect protection in cooperation with representatives of agriculture, the municipalities and other relevant stakeholders, and suitable subsidies for the maintenance of the raines are to be offered to the users if required. In addition, the project aims to develop a model for insect protection in intensively used cultural landscapes with different utilization priorities, which not only directly helps the endangered species, but also significantly increases the attractiveness of the landscape for the population living there.
The H-BRS takes over the establishment of a comprehensive communication concept to build up a dialogue between farmers/chamber of agriculture, municipalities, the Biological Station Rhein-Sieg-Kreis as well as other relevant actors with the aim to develop and test measures that preserve and increase the biodiversity in the cultural landscape on the left bank of the Rhine between the Eifel and the Rhine in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis. The tangible result of the project "Vernetztes Rainland" should be an economically convincing concept as well as concrete implementation measures for the conservation and effective protection of species in the intensively agriculturally used cultural landscape on the left bank of the Rhine (municipalities of Swisttal, Bornheim, Alfter, Rheinbach, Meckenheim (and Wachtberg)).
In the summer of 2022, Vernetztes Rainland was recognized by the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration in Germany as an "Outstanding Example" in the area of cultural and agricultural landscapes and biodiversity.