Tuesday 27th November – Thursday 29th November 2018
In Luxembourg, more than 80% of the wetlands and their related habitats have disappeared within the last 50 years. This is however, not only a national problem as in most highly developed countries, a similar decline of wetlands was observed. The loss of aquatic habitats often goes together with a loss of aquatic species. One of the most imperiled aquatic groups worldwide are freshwater mollusks. Freshwater mollusks are however, vital for ecosystem functions and are a bioindicator for healthy freshwater systems. The only sustainable way to ensure the survival of these flagship species is to protect or to restore their natural habitats.
Organized within the LIFE Nature Project « Restoration of Unio crassus rivers in the Luxemburgish Ardennes LIFE11 NAT/LU/857», the aim of the seminar is to present the latest monitoring and habitat restoration methods, as they were carried out in different countries throughout the last years. The presentations may or may not be related to freshwater mussel conservation.
This seminar will hopefully bring together researchers from different fields and give rise to discussion of synergistic basin-wide strategies for the recovery of freshwater-species and -habitats.
The local organization team would be glad to welcome all of you in late autumn 2018 in the north of Luxembourg.
For more information see also the documents below: