Meißner und Meißner Vorland

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code DE4725306)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since April 1999
  • Country: Germany
  • Administrative region: Kassel (DE73)
  • Surface area: 20 km2 (2042.82 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Continental biogeographical region
  • It protects 13 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 (13)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 7
Flowering Plants 1
Mammals 3
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.3095
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 0.0091
4030 European dry heaths 6.5432
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 0.2431
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 30.5847
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 19.0913
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 0.124
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 48.807
6520 Mountain hay meadows 57.4264
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 1.5539
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.0968
7230 Alkaline fens 0.3753
8150 Medio-European upland siliceous screes 6.5574
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 0.0452
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0.3801
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0.1854
8310 Caves not open to the public 0.1259
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 37.5718
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 530.735
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 19.5265
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 25.327
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 4.9312

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)
April 1999
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2004
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) March 2008
Date of Standard data form update January 2015

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