Wettersteingebirge

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code DE8532371)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since November 2004
  • Country: Germany
  • Administrative region: Oberbayern (DE21)
  • Surface area: 43 km2 (4256.15 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 0 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 22 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species

No information reported

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 2
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 33
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 2
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 10
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 550
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 40
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 770
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 6
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 8
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 20
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 5
7230 Alkaline fens 3
7240 Alpine pioneer formations of the Caricion bicoloris-atrofuscae 0.1
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 600
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1200
8340 Permanent glaciers 20
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 1000
9140 Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius 5
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 20
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 5
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 250
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 90

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)
November 2004
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
March 2008
 
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) April 2016
 
Date of Standard data form update June 2016

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