conservation planning

We design concepts for species protection on a global level and take advantage of the  development of an early-warning-system for population declines by regular monitoring and thorough study of the species' ecology.

Especially in migratory species it is of uttermost importance to consider the complete life cycle of an animal. Thus we consider year round movements, life cycles, life stages or age groups of the animals to be investigated. By taking this perspective and after analyzing the problems a protected species might encounter, we can focus on the most important problems and find effective solutions in the long term.

If an endangered species faces extinction it has long seen habitat alteration, habitat destruction, e.g., deforestation, pollution, reproductive problems, and many others. Those threats might probably have lasted for decades as a population generally declines year by year until it is threatened by extinction. As a result, solutions might not be found in fast measurements for only a part of a life cycle or part of a population. A thorough analyses is needed to see whether a further decline is to be expected and which solutions can be developped to halter the development. In most cases, long-term solutions and measurements must be created in order to halter the decline and to stabilize the existing population. To increase a population size, a complex and comprehensive management plan needs to be developped and concrete measurements based on a sound data base need to be executed.