Werra- und Wehretal

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code DE4825302)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since July 2001
  • Country: Germany
  • Administrative region: Kassel (DE73)
  • Surface area: 245 km2 (24493.82 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Continental biogeographical region
  • It protects 14 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 24 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (14)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 6
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 4
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0.0814
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.6744
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 25.5804
4030 European dry heaths 1.9056
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 0.0225
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 19.5347
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 9.2957
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 5.8016
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 22.5747
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 1.1804
7230 Alkaline fens 0.024
8150 Medio-European upland siliceous screes 1.4739
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 1.1199
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0.514
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0.0229
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 0.0092
8310 Caves not open to the public 0.0242
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 4359.72
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 3019.96
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 68.5984
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 1.0789
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 16.9949
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 38.2485
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 60.1848

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)
July 2001
  • 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

Interactive map

Other resources

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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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