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Climate change and birds breeding on the Halligen

What does the rise of the sea level mean for birds breeding on the Halligen in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea? This question was addressed in a current BioConsult SH study on behalf of the WWF Germany.

In the future, the Halligen will be particularly affected by the rise of the sea level due to more frequent flooding. This will impact the people living there but also the avifauna and in particular the breeding birds. Hosting a considerable proportion of coastal bird populations, the Halligen are of major importance for these birds.

The study presents direct and indirect impacts of the climate change on the breeding birds and identifies possible joint solutions of coastal protection and nature conservation to protect these birds.

Please refer to the project site for further information on the project.