best practise guideline

The “best practise guideline” summarize the experience from the LIFE-Baltcoast project in managing coastal areas for habitat types and typical amphibian and bird species. It offers experts recommendations for the management of meadow birds especially Baltic dunlin and ruff, predator management in bird colonies and reintroduction of natterjack toad and green toad and much more. Download: best practise guideline (PDF)


Conservation guideline for Apium repens

The „Conservation guideline for Apium repens“   gives information on the practical conservation of the creeping marshwort. Based on an ecological study of the University of Hamburg recommendations for re-establishing this FFH-Annex II plant species are given


After Life conservation plans, (in national language with englisch summary)

LIFE-Baltcoast – Final broschure

This layman report about the LIFE-Baltcoast project delivers an introduction to the main topics of this conservation project at the Baltic Sea. It further decribes the main targets, actions and the results for N2000 habitat types and species through photo spreads of project activities. Target species are baltic dunlin (Calidris alpina), ruff (Philomachus pugnax), natterjack toad (Bufo calamita), green toad (Bufo viridis) and creeping marshworth (Apium repens). Concrete recommendations for best practice management based on the experience of the international LIFE-Baltcoast are available. Read more.


More papers in your hand

  • project flyer (in Estonian) (PDF)
  • The new general folder of the LIFE BaltCoast project shows an overview on the aims, sites and work of the project, please download here. (PDF)
  • Poster „Wiederherstellung von Dünen-Lagungen-Komplexen entlang der Ostseeküste“ (PDF, 197 KB)
  • Poster „Rehabilitation of the Baltic Coastal Lagoon Habitat Complex” (PDF 157 KB)
  • Handzettel “Wiederherstellung von Dünen-Lagungen-Komplexen entlang der Ostseeküste“ (PDF, 172 KB)
  • The project report (2009) of the "Expert Group" visiting project and reference sites please download here (PDF, 426 KB)
  • The new German folder provides you with an over view of the German projekt sites (PDF)



Survey Method: Structure Vegetation Monitoring

The monitoring methods of vegetation differ due to national frameworks of the project partners.
To steer up discussion and exchange we have translated the approach used in the German sites as introduced during workshop 2007 in Weissenhäuser Strand. This method is not the national approach for the regular habitat monitoring of Natura 2000 sites but a concept to verify changes of structure and general vegetation features due to management changes.
Please have a look on the description of the method, divided in describing text, additional tables and maps and an annex of photo documentation of the 11 sites in Germany.
We are looking forward to any feedback and comment.

Stiftung Naturschutz

  • Geschäftsbericht Stiftung Naturschutz 2005 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
  • Stiftung Naturschutz calls for new partners „Partnership wanted“ (PDF, 208 KB)
  • Infos about our new brochure on "Management Guidelines for Pastoral Landscapes" (PDF, 13 KB)