Schafe unter einen Baum im Kienbergpark.
© Konstantin Börner
Kienberpark

Ark Park on the Kienberg

Kienberg Park has a special highlight in landscape conservation on its extensive grounds. Horses, cattle and sheep graze on various areas along the Wuhletal in an extensive year-round grazing system.

The animals graze all year round in herds separated by species, one after the other, over the marked areas. The grazing of the vegetation and the browsing of the woody plants, especially in winter, counteracts scrub encroachment and contributes towards keeping the landscape open and rich in species.

Schafe im Kienbergpark.
© Lichtschwärmer

Animal gardeners in action

Horses, cattle and sheep are characterised by completely different behaviour and feeding patterns, which also have an effect on the area. This diverse effect (called multispecies effect) has enormous advantages for the biodiversity of flora and fauna.
Coburgerfuchs Schafe im Kienbergpark.
© Lichtschwärmer

Grazing animals and wild animals in peaceful co-existence

Year-round grazing is fundamentally in harmony with native wildlife populations. Scientific studies have shown that the population of small game such as hare, partridge, fox, etc. is often higher on areas of year-round grazing projects than in the neighbouring, non-grazed area.
Rinder im Kienbergpark.
© Grün Berlin

Our animals

Many different breeds of animals have found a home in the Kienberg Ark Park. For example, sheep, cattle and horses.
Erhaltungsbedrohte Rassen im Kienbergpark.
© Grün Berlin

Active conservation work

A special feature of grazing in Kienberg Park: All animals belong to breeds that are threatened with extinction.

Current area situation

The Kienberg Ark Park is slowly developing and so the area situation will also change in the future. Currently, the sheep and cattle of the Ark Park can still be observed on the areas of the Gärten der Welt. In June 2020, two of the red Highland cattle in the Wuhletal have also started their landscape maintenance activities. They graze there for the first time on the two-hectare area 6, which is to be developed mainly for the establishment of ground nesting birds. With their feeding behaviour, the cattle contribute significantly towards the development of the area as desired.

Contacts

Josephine Neumann

Beweidungsmanagement / Kienbergpark

 

030 700 906 710
beweidung-kienbergpark@gruen-berlin.de

Frank Wasem

Beweidungsmanagement / Kienbergpark

 

+49 30 700 906 710
beweidung-kienbergpark@gruen-berlin.de