Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Stag-Beetle-in-Spessart-Mountains-27MZIF2DAG7U.htmlConceptually similarStag Beetle in Spessart MountainsGP03QK9Completed★★★★Young Red Deer in the Spessart MountainsGP03HLFCompleted★★★★Beech Forests in the Spessart MountainsGP03HL5Completed★★★★Beech Tree Trunks in Spessart ForestGP04FQRCompleted★★★★Beech Tree Trunks in Spessart ForestGP04FQTCompleted★★★★Beech Tree Trunks in Spessart ForestGP04FQZCompleted★★★★Beech Tree Trunks in Spessart ForestGP04FR4Completed★★★★Beech Tree Trunks in Spessart ForestGP04FR8Completed★★★★Beech Tree Trunks in Spessart ForestGP04FRKCompleted★★★★View AllGP03QKAStag Beetle in Spessart MountainsStag beetle (Lucanus cervus) in beech forest in the Spessart Mountains. It lives in holes in old trees and dead trunks. Forest management, in eliminating old trees and dead wood, eliminates at the same time the habitat and food of this species. Once quite common, the population of the Lucanus cervus is in steep decline, and is now listed as a globally threatened species.In original language:HirschkaeferHirschkaefer (Lucanus cervus) im Buchenmischwald im bayerischen Staatsforst im Spessart. Der Hirschkaefer ist in der Roten Liste Deutschlands als stark gefaehrdet gefuehrt. Seine Larven brauchen zur Entwicklung Totholz. Das Insekt hat EU-weit besonderen Schutzstatus.Locations:Bavaria-Europe-Germany-Spessart MountainsDate:15 Jun, 2011Credit:© Michael Kunkel / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3648px X 2736pxKeywords:Beech trees-Close ups-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Forests (topography)-Insects-KWCI (GPI)-Leaves-Moss (plant)-Nature-OutdoorsShoot:Beech Forests in the Spessart MountainsBeech forests and mixed beech forests in the Spessart Mountains have areas with old beech trees, that are ecologically particularly valuable. Deciduous forests, as a CO2 sink, are of importance for the climate and provide home to numerous animal and plant species.The area is part of the public forests in the Bavarian Spessart Mountains. As owner of these forests, the Bavarian State refuses to provide information about the exact location and management of old beech and deciduous forests in this part of Spessart Mountains. Greenpeace demands that logging in public forests is immediately stopped in all deciduous forests with beech trees older than 140 years, until an agreement is made protecting 10 percent of the German public forests from any forestry uses.