In Germany any degradation of nature and landscape is forbidden by law. Therefore any intervention into the landscape has to be environmentally assessed and after approval to be compensated by special measures. Such interventions are for instance the construction of new roads or new industrial plants.
By running a regular monitoring system of breeding and resting cranes in Germany, Crane Conservation Germany is helping to protect important sites for cranes in Germany. With the help of such monitoring data, Crane Conservation Germany is able to respond to such interventions or to prove environmental assessment studies.