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There are fewer and fewer birds in Germany's fields. The populations of lapwings and partridges alone have declined by more than 90 percent in the past 40 years. Thousands of birds are also dying in cities. Modern glass fronts, among other things, are to blame. And more and more wind turbines are becoming a danger to birds of prey. Heinrich Belting and Johannes Melter want to know exactly why there are fewer and fewer meadow birds in Germany.


Director: Torsten Mehltretter

Torsten Mehltretter has been working in the television industry for various broadcasters and programs since 1994. Since 2002 he has realized reports and documentaries for various formats. Among them 37 degrees, Terra X, Spiegel TV Special, ZDF-Zoom, Arte Entdeckungen, NDR Typisch or 3Sat Wissen.
From 2002 to 2012, he was an editor and editorial director at Spiegel TV, and in 2012 he set up his own company, Mehltretter Media GmbH, for which he set out to produce high-quality information formats.

30 Min.
Director: Torsten Mehltretter
Script: Torsten Mehltretter
Cinematography: Axel Thiede, Felix Greif, Steve Kfoury, Florian Feldkamp
Editing: Sven Voß
Narrator: Jessica Walther-Gabory
Editor: Steffen Bayer ZDF
Producer: Torsten Mehltretter, Mehltretter Media
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