Preserve Habitats

Local species protection is becoming a community tradition.

Machines are too brutal for the flora and fauna of the UNESCO Rhön Biosphere Reserve. Manual work is necessary and has to be done every year so that the protected areas do not become permanently overgrown. The Rudolf Steiner School Loheland has had a forestry internship as part of its curriculum and supported the rangers for years. This is how habitats are preserved. This autumn they removed cuttings, burned brushwood, and tended the Red Moor, whatever the weather. Around three hectares of land were plowed by the 9th-grade students in 14 days. «A great achievement», said the rangers, and they are grateful for the contribution. Species conservation would not be possible without cooperation from schools and volunteers. Support from Loheland has become a tradition.

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