KBP Moor Conservation

Corporate Donation 2024

Moor landscapes are vulnerable ecosystems and make a significant contribution to climate protection. With their biodiversity, they provide a habitat for unique flora and fauna. Plant species such as peat moss, sundew, and heather are specially adapted to the acidic and wet conditions. A variety of animals, including birds, insects, and amphibians, live here. Among the bird species, these include waders, snipe, and various migratory birds.

Acting like natural sponges, moor landscapes help in the regulation of water flow. They can absorb water and thus relieve flooding. In times of drought, they can release water, contributing to water supply. They have the ability to filter sediments and nutrients from the water, thereby improving water quality in rivers and lakes. They provide excellent ecosystem services such as carbon storage and nutrient retention.

As significant ecosystems, moor landscapes promote biodiversity and play a crucial role in carbon storage. Almost half of the carbon present as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is bound in peat moors. Therefore, moors are considered a crucial factor in the fight against global warming.

Nevertheless, they are among the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. For economic reasons, they are often drained, disrupting the carbon storage process and releasing carbon. The habitat of moors and their inhabitants are therefore severely endangered and cannot fulfill their valuable role in the climate balance.

KBP will support in 2024 the moor renaturation of the regional Deininger Moos through the environmental protection association BUND Nature Conservation.

With a total of 17 hectares, the Deininger Moos is the most valuable moor in the greater Munich area.

KBP’s donation to the BUND Nature Conservation supports the renaturation and maintenance work necessary. Measures will be taken to preserve the crucial high-water levels for the growth of the moss.

Photo: BUND Naturschutz in Bayern e.V.