Habitat Suitability And Recommendations For The Reintroduction Of The European Pond Turtle Emys Orbicularis (Linnaeus 1758) To The Area Of Community Interest “Löcknitztal” In Brandenburg (Ger

Abstract

The European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) is one of the most endangered vertebrate species in Germany. The species conservation programme “Europäische Sumpfschildkröte”, which was initiated in 1993 / 94, deals with the exploration of biology and the protection of the few still existing small populations. For the protection of the species, reintroduction to its former range is taken into consideration. The present study evaluates the habitat suitability of the nature reserve and FFH (Flora-Fauna Habitat) area “Löcknitztal” (Brandenburg) for Emys orbicularis. The study area is characterised by natural and remote appearance, high conservation status, high public interest in Emys orbicularis promoted by the “Freundeskreis Wappentier” (Supporters of the Emblem Animal) and a great voluntary engagement for the maintenance of the conservation area by the “Interessengemeinschaft Löcknitztal” (Löcknitztal Community of Interest). Historical sources were reviewed to reconstruct the historical development of the study area and to identify when and where important changes in landscape structures occurred. The present biotope structures were analysed using data sheets which were developed with special focus on habitat requirements of Emys orbicularis. The biotope structure analysis comprised a review of terrestrial habitats and aquatic habitats. The assessment was conducted from land, water and air. Furthermore, diet availability and predator pressure were estimated. 

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APA

Merz, K (2021). Habitat Suitability And Recommendations For The Reintroduction Of The European Pond Turtle Emys Orbicularis (Linnaeus 1758) To The Area Of Community Interest “Löcknitztal” In Brandenburg (Ger. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/habitat-suitability-and-recommendations-for-the-reintroduction-of-the-european-pond-turtle-emys-orbicularis-linnaeus-1758-to-the-area-of-community-interest-loecknitztal-in-brandenburg-germany

MLA 8th

Merz, Kathleen "Habitat Suitability And Recommendations For The Reintroduction Of The European Pond Turtle Emys Orbicularis (Linnaeus 1758) To The Area Of Community Interest “Löcknitztal” In Brandenburg (Ger" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/habitat-suitability-and-recommendations-for-the-reintroduction-of-the-european-pond-turtle-emys-orbicularis-linnaeus-1758-to-the-area-of-community-interest-loecknitztal-in-brandenburg-germany. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

Merz, Kathleen . "Habitat Suitability And Recommendations For The Reintroduction Of The European Pond Turtle Emys Orbicularis (Linnaeus 1758) To The Area Of Community Interest “Löcknitztal” In Brandenburg (Ger". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Apr. 2021. Web. 20 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/habitat-suitability-and-recommendations-for-the-reintroduction-of-the-european-pond-turtle-emys-orbicularis-linnaeus-1758-to-the-area-of-community-interest-loecknitztal-in-brandenburg-germany >.

Chicago

Merz, Kathleen . "Habitat Suitability And Recommendations For The Reintroduction Of The European Pond Turtle Emys Orbicularis (Linnaeus 1758) To The Area Of Community Interest “Löcknitztal” In Brandenburg (Ger" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/habitat-suitability-and-recommendations-for-the-reintroduction-of-the-european-pond-turtle-emys-orbicularis-linnaeus-1758-to-the-area-of-community-interest-loecknitztal-in-brandenburg-germany