Hoher Ifen

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code DE8626301)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since May 1997
  • Country: Germany
  • Administrative region: Schwaben (DE27)
  • Surface area: 25 km2 (2453.38 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 10 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 23 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (10)
Species group Number
Birds 8
Invertebrates 1
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 180
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 350
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 180
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 450
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 15
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 5
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 100
6520 Mountain hay meadows 1.6
7110 Active raised bogs 0.62
7120 Degraded raised bogs still capable of natural regeneration 10
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 5
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 3
7230 Alkaline fens 40
7240 Alpine pioneer formations of the Caricion bicoloris-atrofuscae 1
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 330
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 500
8310 Caves not open to the public 0.1
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 10
9140 Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius 10
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 20
91D0 Bog woodland 5
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) 50

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 1997
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
January 2004
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) April 2016
Date of Standard data form update June 2016

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