Current project status

The current project status on 27th September 2019

A1 – Prepare negotiation maps of the whole project area: Completed.

A2 – Secured land: 31.77 hectares of a total of 46.50 hectares

C1 – Restauration of purchased land for semi-natural dry grasslands (6210): 0.89 hectares have been restaured (aim 3 hectares)

C2 – Restauration of purchased land for Molinia meadows (6410): 1.15 hectares have been restaured (aim 1 hectare)

C3 – Restauration of purchased land for hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities (6430): 0.59 hectares have been restaured (aim 2 hectares)

C4 – Restauration of purchased land for lowland hay meadows (6510): 16.40 hectares have been restaured (aim 30 hectares)

C5 – Restauration of purchased land for transition mires (7140): 1.10 hectares have been restaured (aim 0.5 hectares)

C6 – Habitat restauration for Triturus cristatus and Bombina variegata: 2.67 hectares have been optimized (aim 5 hectares)

C7 – Restauration of hunting grounds for Myotis emarginatus: 1.90 hectares have been optimized (aim 2 hectares)

C8 – Habitat restauration for Anthus trivialis, Lullula arborea and Phoenicurus phoenicurus: 1.15 hectares have been optimized (aim 3 hectares)

D1 – Search for unknown summer quarters of Myotis emarginatus: Completed. Several new quarters were found in the canton of Redange.

E1 – Raising public awareness:

  • At the start of the project a press conference was held in the presence of Secretary of State Camille Gira in the Regional Biodiversity Center in Olm. To the press release: [PDF 584 kb] (German only)
  • The telemetric date fom Myotis emarginatus in the canton Redange were presented in the presence of Secretary of State Camille Gira. To the press release: [PDF 1Mb] (German only)
  • A Batlogger study at the historic mining sites of southern Luxembourg has been presented in the presence of Secretary of State Camille Gira. To the press release: [PDF 0.6MB] (French only)
  • The restauration of hydrology allowing Molinia meadows to regrow in Bertrange has been presented. To the press release: [PDF 0.6MB] (German only)
  • Restauring lowland hay meadows using hay transfer in Käerjeng. To the press release: [PDF 0.2MB](German only)
  • Reintroducing rare plant species in lowland hay meadows in Bertrange. To the press release: [PDF 629KB] (German only)
  • Presentation of monitoring results in Beckerich. To the press release [PDF 575KB] (German only)
  • Creating new ponds in Redange for the crested newt. To the press release: [PDF 704KB] (German only)
  • 2 articles about the project were written for the communal magazines.
  • 12 excursions for the public in the respective Natura2000 areas
  • A touring exhibition about the LIFE Project is shown in the participating communities

E2 – Raising political awareness: The touring exhibition about the LIFE Project was presented during two press conferences in December 2015 in Redange/Attert and Schifflange.

E4 – Knowledge exchange: The LIFE Grassland project participated at 7 InterLIFE meetings in Strasbourg (F), Hosingen (L), Kasterlee (B), Clervaux (L), Brussels (B), Munich (D) and Lhee (N).

E5 – Photo contest: A photo contest about targeted habitats and species was held during 2015. In March 2016 the best pictures were chosen and awarded. Here you find the winning photos.

E6 – Batnight: In the summer of 2015 more than 400 people participated at the International Batnight in Lasauvage.

E7 – Activities for kids: 68 afternoons with fun activities for kids about concerned habitats were held