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Biosphärenreservat Pfälzerwald

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code DE6812301)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since May 2004
  • Country: Germany
  • Administrative region: Rheinhessen-Pfalz (DEB3)
  • Surface area: 360 km2 (35961.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Continental biogeographical region
  • It protects 20 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 28 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (20)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Birds 2
Fishes 1
Invertebrates 8
Mammals 6
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 1.87
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 8.62
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 18.82
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 47.85
4010 Northern Atlantic wet heaths with Erica tetralix 0.54
4030 European dry heaths 10.41
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 0.96
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 1
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 3.74
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 11.18
6240 Sub-Pannonic steppic grasslands 0.46
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 67.97
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 60
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 439.46
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 40.28
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 1
8150 Medio-European upland siliceous screes 0.06
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 2
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 4
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 236.57
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 0.44
8310 Caves not open to the public 0.04
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 4994.68
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 8.04
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 3.04
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 14.88
91D0 Bog woodland 25.42
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 42.91

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)
May 2004
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
November 2007
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) October 2005
Date of Standard data form update May 2019

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