Amphibian ponds at the Natura 2000 site Lendspitz-Maiernigg

Construction works started

Last Friday marked the start for the excavation works for three amphibian ponds in the course of the ‚City meets nature‘ project in the Natura 2000 site Lendspitz-Maiernigg in Klagenfurt.

The three ponds will serve especially the Balkan moor frog and the Yellow-bellied Toad, both endangered and protected species, as spawning waters. The measures mark another milestone to sustain and improve the Natura 2000 site and thus offer optimum habitats for different endangered species.

Last Friday, E.C.O. project leader Susanne Glatz-Jorde, project assistant Elisabeth Wiegele, the supporting and responsible councilors of the City of Klagenfurt Frank Frey (Environment) and Franz Petritz (Education) met for a small groundbreaking ceremony with Bau Markolin on site.

‚Fortunately, the weather conditions were good enough, so the excavator works could start. We are happy to be able to put another measure of our project in place‘, says project leader Susanne Glatz-Jorde.

City Councilor Frank Frey is convinced that not only people living in Klagenfurt will be fascinated by the impressive work of nature when during mating season the male balkan moor frogs turn blue. For City Councilor Franz Petritz the new amphibian ponds will surely become a poplular destination for school excursions into the Natura 2000 site as soon as these will be possible again.

Photo (from left to right): Susanne Glatz-Jorde (E.C.O.), Andreas Sucher (Bau Markolin), City Councilor Franz Petritz, Roland Markolin (Bau Markolin), City Councilor Franky Frey, Elisabeth Wiegele (E.C.O.)

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