Carole Dieschbourg, Luxembourg's Minister of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development; Credit: Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall

The Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall has announced the launch of a new project aimed at reversing the loss of biodiversity in the Mullerthal region in Luxembourg.

The objective of the project "Natura 2000 verbindet" (Natura 2000 connected), led by the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall, is to preserve native species and their habitats for future generations.

Planned measures include planting a total of 4,000 new fruit trees and professionally pruning around 4,000 existing fruit trees. In addition, nesting boxes for various animal species, new hedges and flower beds will be created.

Awareness of the important role of landscape elements will be strengthened through various awareness campaigns. Training offers, such as fruit tree pruning and certified arborist training courses, complete the project. 

This five-year project is 100% funded by the Environment Fund of Luxembourg's Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development. The various measures will be implemented in all the municipalities of the Natura 2000 Mëllerdall Steering Committee, i.e. all the municipalities of the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall as well as the municipality of Reisdorf, which is currently a candidate for membership, and the municipality of Vallée de l'Ernz. Implementation is not limited to Natura 2000 areas. 

On Thursday 6 May 2021, Luxembourg's Minister of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, Carole Dieschbourg, officially signed the project agreement  during a press conference held in Herborn. in eastern Luxembourg.