Unfortunately, the red list of endangered species is long.
In the Würmtal there are numerous biotopes in which endangered species are helped with a lot of effort to survive.
This is also the case in the Kraillinger tank farm.
The term tank farm doesn't sound like a biotope.
And yet the fenced-in area with the underground tanks in the Kreuzlinger Forst is a refuge for endangered animal species.
"The advantage with us is that there are no people," says Bernhard Breitsameter, managing director of G1 Krailling Real Estate GmbH, who owns the tank farm.
More than 25 red list animal species would appreciate this and would have settled in the tank farm.
Today there are areas of national, supraregional and regional importance on the site.
Conservation is necessary because nature has laws
In a conversation with Breitsameter, it quickly becomes clear that nature conservation is not only necessary because people keep harming nature, but because nature has laws.
"Conservation is actually against nature," explains the managing director.
If all people were gone, the world would be much more monotonous.
For the biodiversity it is interesting exactly where everything meets, deciduous and coniferous forest and meadow.
And that is given in the tank farm.
Woodpecker and wasteland insect can coexist in the tank farm
If Breitsameter sit quietly at the side of the path for 15 minutes, he would hear the endangered black woodpecker, a little later he could see him too. The animal prefers conifers. In the gravel plain, deciduous trees would be natural. If you let nature take its course, the black woodpecker would be homeless in the tank farm. If the tank farm did not need cleared routes for the pipeline, it would not only be too shady for the coltsfoot, but also for many animal species such as smooth snakes and butterflies that move in the sun. The animals get what they need along the tank farm's pipeline. The winged wasteland insect prefers the limestone grasslands, i.e. a heavily cultivated area. Extra grass is mowed and removed for them. “This gives you this level of succession,” explains Breitsameter. What he means is:If he leaves the grass, it will rot and turn into humus. This would make the soil better at this point, then the forest would settle and: "Goodbye wasteland insect". Under certain circumstances, that would save the black woodpecker. Fortunately for the two of them, they live on the site of the tank farm. So they can coexist. The woodpecker finds shelter in the coniferous forest and, for the sake of the wasteland, the limestone grass is mowed.and for the sake of the wasteland insect, the limestone grass is mowed.and for the sake of the wasteland insect, the limestone grass is mowed.
The endangered plants and animals should get even more attention
With its interventions in terms of nature conservation, Breitsameter creates a kind of zoo for endangered species.
In 2009 the tank farm was mapped accordingly.
"The most interesting thing is the limestone grassland," says the trained forester.
This lawn is currently being maintained by the staff at the tank farm.
However, Breitsameter's goal is to become part of the BayernNetzNatur program.
This stipulates that an area supervisor will be appointed.
The district of Starnberg and the municipality of Krailling then finance the maintenance measures.
This would give the endangered species - plants and animals - even more attention in the tank farm.