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Chapter 14: Farming for nature in the Fehntjer Tief: A contribution to the sustainable development of an East Frisian cultural landscape

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The lowland of the river Fehntjer Tief is a fenland landscape between the Geest and the marsh, on the German North Sea coast of East Frisia. Over time, an ever-changing interaction between people and an often inimical environment has created a cultural landscape of grasslands, characterised by farming. Drainage and cultivation have significantly changed this landscape. With the natural assets it still retains today, the Fehntjer Tief today represents an exceptional and important ecological area of Europe, and is therefore part of the European nature protection scheme NATURA 2000. The conservation authorities in Lower Saxony and the Aurich and Leer district councils are working with farmers to preserve the lowland as a grassland cultural landscape, which will have long-term importance for nature conservation. The particular ecological value of this landscape can only be preserved by sustainable land use.

Keywords: cultivation; cultural landscape; farming; Fehntjer Tief; fenland; NATURA 2000; nature conservation

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