The Skjern River in Øxbol
This is the winner of a Diploma.
The project restores 2.200 ha of internationally valuable wetland habitats for plants and animals. The delta area was drained and converted into arable land in the 1960s, seriously impacting the local flora and fauna.
Under the EU Habitat Directive and EC Bird Protection Directive, the open river landscape has been recreated, including a natural meandering river course and delta area. The area will be maintained by grazing and hay cutting, thus preserving the open river valley scenery. The project provides leisure activities and tourism by the establishment of trails, bird hides and car parks.
“For the valuable regeneration of 2,200 hectares of wetland reserve and provision of leisure facilities in the conserved river valley.”