EAR HAVEL, GERMANY { 260 images } Created 16 Dec 2022

Lower Havel, Germany
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The Lower Havel river valley, 70 km west of Berlin in Germany, is the largest and most important non-coastal wetland in Central Europe. Westhavelland Nature Park pretect areas within the Lower Havel.

Periodic floodings of the lowlands make the area popular place for birds and mammals foraging in and around the fish abundant river system. Amphibians and reptiles serves as great indicators of water quality.

Along the river lake Gülper, close to the municipality of Havelaue, is a protected Ramsar site since 1978.

Restoration of Lower Havel river corridor is recreating a natural river habitat again. After the area suffered ecological degradation in the 20th century, now tributaries are restored, bank stabilizations are built, and fish migration assistance re-established. Nature and water protection create opportunities for development of the region.

Organizations such as the Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU), the Federal Ministry of Environment, and the federal states of Brandenburg and Sachsen-Anhalt joined forces to restore the lower Havel river valley.
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