Creating a tidal habitat in the new port
Overall, around two hectares of seminatural habitats will be permanently affected and around one hectare temporarily affected by the renovation of the area – primarily on the embankment of the Hansa Terminal going into the Travehafen harbor basin. In sum, these habitats have varying levels of significance and a limited range of species.
These habitats are home to breeding birds, insects, and some endangered plant and animal species, such as wall-rue and the swollen river mussel. No birds with permanent breeding grounds (e.g., birds of prey) are present.
The Oderhafen basin plays no prominent role in the life cycle of the fish living at the port. Since the renovation is limited in scope and time, and since there will be a possibility of escape, no significant disturbances are expected since the fish will move to adjacent living areas.
In the northeastern part of the area, a tidal habitat of around one hectare will be built at the entrance to the Travehafen basin between two and zero meters a.s.l.
As required, to compensate for the elimination of shrubbery and of three habitat patches in the project area, the HPA will finance ecological projects in the form of an ecopool.