Our projects: Old-Growth Forests in Eastern Germany

Our projects: Old-Growth Forests of the Future in Eastern Germany

If you still cannot decide which project to support and where to plant the trees, we have great news for you! We are starting a series of blog articles that will help you get acquainted with our projects in different countries. You will learn how you can contribute to nature protection and how planting trees or protecting forests helps the environment and the local community. 


Today we will talk about our “Old-Growth Forests in Eastern Germany” project run by WWF Germany. 


Uckermark is a biodiversity hotspot in Germany. The hilly landscape is full of precious habitats: old beech and idyllic alder forests, clear lakes and streams, moors, and orchid meadows. The area is also home to various animal species. In addition to otters, beavers, and pond turtles, sea eagles, fish eagles, and lesser spotted eagles, as well as black and white storks, are part of Germany’s natural treasures.


However, many of these forests were used for timber production. It makes them vulnerable to drought, bark beetles, and dry soil. According to the current estimations, most of these trees will not survive next 20 years. It also means that many animals and insects will lose their habitat. 


WWF Germany has taken 1,500 hectares of forest under its wing to protect and develop it sustainably. It provides significant benefits to the local biodiversity and improves the forests’ resilience to the climate crisis. We hope to give the next generations the privilege of experiencing old-growth forests in Germany and inspire a change in the way forests are managed in the future.


If you want to support this project, feel free to join our community. Then we can help the German forests together. 


To learn more about the available projects, click here