Protest camp at Dannenroeder Forest (“Danni”) against the controversial expansion of Autobahn 49. Large areas of the forest are to be cleared for the construction of the Autobahn, which was planned in the 1970s. In the background of the protection of biodiversity and climate as well as a widely demanded change in mobility, the deforestation is criticized by climate protectionists and environmental associations. Environmentalists are occupying parts of the forest and have built tree houses on the planned route for the motorway. The pictures show the protest before the final evacuation of the last and oldest tree house village “Above”.
The climate change is affecting German water transport, which makes up nearly 10 percent of all freight transport in the country.