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)


Initiates file download27 EE afterlife Linaküla-Sääreküla
Initiates file download 28 EE afterlife Sõmeri
Initiates file download29 EE afterlife Teorehe
Initiates file download30 EE afterlife Kõrgessare-Mudaste


Initiates file download 31 SW afterlife Hogby hamn
Initiates file download32 SW afterlife Olands Sjomark
Initiates file download33 SW afterlife Ottenby


Initiates file download01 Hjarnoe After Life Conservation Plan
Initiates file download02 Endelave After Life Conservation Plan
Initiates file download03 Halk Nor After Life Conservation Plan
Initiates file download04 Baagoe After Life Conservation Plan
- Initiates file download05 Urehoved Dejroe After Life Conservation Plan 
Initiates file download06 Halmoe After Life Conservation Plan
Initiates file download07 Store Egholm After Life Conservation Plan
Initiates file download08 Monnet After Life Conservation Plan
Initiates file download09 Hjelmshoved After Life Conservation Plan
Initiates file download10 Store Vroej After Life Conservation Plan
Initiates file download11 Korevlen After Life Conservation Plan
Initiates file download12 Saltholm After Life Conservation Plan
Initiates file download13 Ulvshale After Life Conservation Plan
Initiates file download14 Saksfjed Hyllekrog After Life Conservation Plan


Initiates file downloadBC15-After Life- Conservation plan - Reesholm_final
Initiates file downloadBC16-After Life- Conservation plan - Oehe-Schleimünde_final
Initiates file downloadBC17-After Life- Conservation plan - Schwansener See_final
-Initiates file download BC18-After Life- Conservation plan - Kleiner Binnense_final
Initiates file downloadBC19-After Life- Conservation plan - Sehlendorfer Binnensee_final
Initiates file downloadBC20-After Life- Conservation plan - Weißenhäuser Brök_final
Initiates file downloadBC21-After Life- Conservation plan - Eichholzniederung_final
Initiates file downloadBC22-After Life- Conservation plan - Suedwestfehmarn-final
Initiates file downloadBC23-After Life- Conservation plan - Grüner Brink-final
Initiates file downloadBC25-After Life- Conservation plan - Neustädter Binnenwasser_final


Initiates file download-26 Nemunas Delta After Life Conservation Plan

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.

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.

Our New Brochure

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)

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)

Meadow bird database with bird data (1920-2014) in mainly coastal habitats in Denmark, Sweden and Estonia

The meadow bird database is an open database, and a zipped copy of the access database can be achieved by contacting the database administrator Ole Thorup: ot(at)amphi.dk

However, as several of the data are unpublished and are the right of the observer, it is expected that data will not be used without a proper reference to the observer. For details of 'code of conduct' in this matter, please contact the database administrator.

German data are available in a database at NABU Bergenhusen. Please contact Dr. Hötker at www.bergenhusen.nabu.de