Results from five areas
The amphibian population at altogether 123 water bodies, which were newly created or restored as objectives of LIFE AMPHIKULT, were surveyed and mapped in the spring of 2014. The survey primarily serves to monitor the success of the water body creation and restoration.One objective was the surveying of water bodies created within the first two project years, 2010 and 2011. Here, a colonisation by the European tree frog and Moor frog was most likely since they preferably populate water bodies with a specific type of vegetation. Another objective was the surveying of two areas in which water bodies had been newly created for the target species Natterjack toad, since this species tends to populate new areas rather quickly.The recently presented results of the surveying and mapping executed at the Ökologische Schutzstation Steinhuder Meer, the BUND Diepholzer Moorniederung, and the Naturschutzring Dümmer e.V. impressively document the success of the building measures.
Clumps of Moor frog spawn in the Aschener Moor / Western Diepholz Lowland bog and Hunte Valley, Photograph by Frank Körner
European tree frog tadpole from the Marler Fladder, Photograph: Markus Richter
Young Natterjack toads, Photograph: Markus Richter