Responses to species extinction

responses to species extinction

Recently, the CSU had a meeting with matthias wucherer from the association "bluhende landschaft" a bee expert was invited to explain to the christian socialists how to save bees. And the listeners who come to the "herzo-bar the participants were astonished when he pointed out that there are many global environmental problems, but that biodiversity is currently the most pressing one. Even climate change is not happening as fast as the extinction of species. Biodiversity and its rapid decline is therefore a problem to which answers must also be found in herzogenaurach.

The reasons for insect mortality are pesticides, homogenization of the landscape and lack of food, which reinforce each other. "We should", said wucherer "not to preserve our cultural landscape in the sense of turning it back, but to change it in such a way that it calls for biodiversity." Seed adapted to the region must be used "bee highways between the intensively used flat areas, regio woods and woods valuable for insects (for example cornelian cherry instead of forsythia) are planted. Especially the grassy areas along the roads and many a park could be made more insect-friendly with the right plants.

In general, said wucherer, the term "strabenbegleitgrun" ("trencher’s bed") stores him. No insect will find anything to eat on a ground that has been ground at worst. And many an insect hotel is empty because the sleeping quarters are set up but no breakfast is offered. It would be better to work on a "strabenbegleitbunt" (a colorful combination of straw) to put on. If you plant (for example, geraniums instead of flowers), it may also be less maintenance-intensive.

What particularly pleased the city council members present was that it is even possible to save money with a species-rich design of urban areas, explained wucherer and supported this statement with photos and calculations. However, the employees who carried out the work had to be trained accordingly.

Wucherer’s further appeal to local politicians was that, as with buildings, the preservation of substance should take precedence over new planting. "Sick" old trees within the community should not be immediately fearfully cut down, but first treated by the dendrologist.

Cooperate with farmers

Finally, the speaker also addressed the challenges for agriculture: with the right tools, agriculture can also contribute to climate change mitigation. His association is currently a partner in a research project called "agriculture 5".0", to transform agriculture in the long term from a CO2 emitter to a "world saver" by means of biomass carbonization, because making CO2 reservoirs. We must not agitate against farmers and work against them, but must take them along in such a way that our food can still be produced locally and the farmer can also live from it.

Finally, there was an appeal to all of us: in total, the area of private gardens in germany is just as large as the area of designated nature reserves – so everyone can contribute to more biodiversity by planting their gardens with native plants.

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