GEO Biodiversity Day in June at the Lendspitz

by Anna Kovarovics

The Natura-2000-site „Lendspitz-Maiernigg“ in Klagenfurt serves as this year‘s hotspot of field research on June 12th and 13th.

For the first time, the European nature reserve „Lendspitz-Maiernigg“ will be examined in detail as part of the 17th anniversary of the GEO Biodiversity Day. The event takes place on June 12th and 13th 2015. Last year, the biggest European field research campaign was able to enthuse roughly 15.000 participants, mostly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Within 24 hours not only wild animals will crawl but also researchers from all over Austria will stroll through the thicket seeking for as many and as exciting plant and animal species as possible. This year’s guiding question is “How much space does nature need: Where are the lower limits for biodiversity?” Researchers and participants will jointly try to answer the question, how the space given to nature is linked with occurring biodiversity and at which locations more space would be required to enhance biodiversity in the Lendspitz-Maiernigg area.

Interested amateur researchers and nature enthusiasts are very welcome to join the professional researchers on their expeditions to be part of a unique experience!

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