Schafe in der Stadt / Sheep in the City

April 4, 2013 at 11:47 Leave a comment

In Paris uebernehmen versuchsweise vier Schafe anstatt der ueblichen Benzinmaeher das Rasenmaehen. Die Schafe, der Rasse Ouessant-Schaf zugehoerig, wurden gestern (am 3. April) auf die Gruenflaechen rund um das Archive de Paris gelassen, und sollen dort bis Mitte April bleiben. Dann geht es fuer die Schafe erstmal wieder zurueck zum Hof (die Ferme de Paris), aber sie werden zwischen April und Oktober regelmaessig zum “maehen” wieder kommen. Die Stadt Paris verspricht sich durch die Beweidung der Wiese durch Schafe posititve Auswirkungen auf die biologische Vielfalt, und, wenn das Experiment erfolg hat, wird es ausgeweitet. Naeheres (auf franzoesisch) gibt es hier.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xypdtb_des-moutons-dans-la-ville_news

In Paris, lawns will be mowed from today on by sheep instead of the common lawn mowers. The sheep, belonging to the breed Ouessant, were released yesterday (the 3rd April) on the green spaces surrounding the Archives de Paris, and will remain there until mid-April. Then they return to their home farm, the Ferme de Paris, but they will be regulator visitors to the fields between April and October. The city of Paris hopes that using a sheep pasture system to maintain the green spaces will have positive impacts on biological diversity in the city. And if the experiment is successful, it will be expanded to other green spaces throughout the city. More information here (in French).

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