Peberholm is Denmark’s newest island.
A man built island in the middle of Øresund. 4.0552 meters
of engineering construction to connect a 3,5 km tunnel with the 8 km
famous Øresund-Bridge between Copenhagen Denmark and Malmø, Sweden.
Sand, concrete and stone piled up solely for the use of this railway
and motorway connection between the capital of Denmark and Malmø,
And island made to the fulfillment of society’s need for progress and
economical development and indeed not for the breeding of birds.
But, with the noisy traffic of civilisation,
safely contained behind wired fences, Peberholm has developed into a
peaceful place for animals, for birds. No human interference except
for that of the professional biologists and ornithologists.
Furthermore you are told by authorities, that this artificial island
was left to itself in a most consistent way. Nothing was planted
there. No grass, no bushes, no threes. Not even the filling of fertile
organic sediments or mud.
It was completely up to nature what should happen here.
Some consider it a test tube of nature.