Buntsandstein- und Gipskarstlandschaft bei Questenberg im Südharz

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code DE4432301)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since October 2000
  • Country: Germany
  • Administrative region: Not available
  • Surface area: 60 km2 (6012.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Continental biogeographical region
  • It protects 8 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 22 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (8)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3180 Turloughs 7.54
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 1.622
4030 European dry heaths 5.852
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 0.555
6130 Calaminarian grasslands of the Violetalia calaminariae 13.665
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 35.325
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 34.16
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 6.892
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 385.8
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.003
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 1.226
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1.303
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 3.244
8310 Caves not open to the public 0.001
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 147.15
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 2185.8
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 21.95
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 33.162
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 669.95
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 62.112
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 77.296
3190 Lakes of gypsum karst 0.6404

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
October 2000
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2004
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) December 2018
Date of Standard data form update May 2019

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Other resources

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