Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code DE5525351)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since January 1998
  • Country: Germany
  • Administrative region: Kassel (DE73)
  • Surface area: 48 km2 (4809.62 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Continental biogeographical region
  • It protects 30 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 (30)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 22
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 3
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 0.1687
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 4.9989
4030 European dry heaths 5.1846
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 0.6142
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 14.5165
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 190.475
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 1.7526
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 10.917
6520 Mountain hay meadows 418.243
7120 Degraded raised bogs still capable of natural regeneration 6.0663
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 9.5887
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.0157
7230 Alkaline fens 0.1464
8150 Medio-European upland siliceous screes 14.1288
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0.3683
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 0.2683
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 21.8167
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 1046.92
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 0.3698
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 117.818
91D0 Bog woodland 12.3247
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 43.7791

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)
January 1998
  • 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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Other resources

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