Schweinaer Grund - Zechsteingürtel um Bad Liebenstein

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code DE5127301)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since September 2000
  • Country: Germany
  • Administrative region: Thüringen (DEG0)
  • Surface area: 21 km2 (2142.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Continental biogeographical region
  • It protects 25 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 (25)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 17
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0.125
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.464
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 3.84
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 2.943
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 0.104
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 33.008
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 44.57
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 0.88
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 0.164
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0.556
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 104.847
6520 Mountain hay meadows 19.042
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 0.41
7230 Alkaline fens 0.318
8150 Medio-European upland siliceous screes 0.119
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0.231
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0.389
8310 Caves not open to the public 0.005
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 583.87
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 139.61
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 9.69
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 4.03
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 10.24
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 6.54

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)
September 2000
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2004
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) July 2008
Date of Standard data form update May 2019

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