We face a severe biodiversity crisis that is causing loss of species, habitats and important ecosystem services. In Denmark, the biggest threats to biological diversity is nature fragmentation and a lack of space for nature, along with intensified agriculture.
The biodiversity crisis is an acute call to action that requires a holistic approach which combines several ecosystem services, involves and co-creates in new partnerships, and takes a multifunctional approach to the landscape.
This is what BioScape will contribute to.
Three project areas have been selected where important ecosystem services that are deteriorating have been detected. The three project areas are Byn Lake in Lemvig Municipality, Endelave in Horsens Municipality and Aastrup Fen in Hedensted Municipality. BioScape seeks to restore five primary ecosystem services by;
- Reducing nutrient overload of aquatic environments
- Contributing to clean groundwater
- Reducing flooding
- Strengthening carbon sequestration
- Promoting biodiversity
BioScape will do so through multifunctional land consolidation with an emphasis on stakeholder involvement, nature restoration, and training of agricultural students in nature conservation.