A Creotope is a created biotope specifically planned for maximizing nature conservation value and species richness. It can be constructed for breeding, overwintering, shelter, dispersal or as a food resource, depending on the species or organism groups targeted. With a large number of small habitats established it is possible to reach important threshold values in population dynamics and thus getting clearer positive effects on species population development in the area.
Examples are amphibian ponds, artificial shelters such as stone cairns and wood piles, sandy slopes and banks, hedges, shrubberies and strips planted with nectar rich flowers. We will also place 500 nestboxes for birds, bats and insects along the stream.
Photos: Smooth newt and lapwing, which are common species attached to wetlands.