German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)



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Natura 2000 in the biogeographical regions in Germany.

Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (2010):

Natura 2000 in the biogeographical regions in Germany.
2., updated edition.

Brochure, 18 p.

This brochure introduces the atlantic, continental and alpine biogeographical regions in Germany which are assigned geographical and to physical regions. Representative species and habitat types according of the Habitat Directive are presented.

Federal Agency for Nature Conservation.
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (ed.) (2008):

Natura 2000 in Germany. Nature´s jewels.

Brochure, 75 p.

This brochure is designed to explain the goals and concepts behind Natura 2000 in a compressed way. It includes examples in relation to the implementation of the Natura 2000 network. The brochure targets the general public, policy and economic decision makers, as well as landowners and related professional groups such as farmers and foresters. Successful implementation of Natura 2000 depends on the integration and active support from these different groups.

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Vischer-Leopold, M., Balzer, S. & A. Ssymank (ed.) (2008):

Natura 2000 in Germany.
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Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 64. Bonn-Bad Godesberg.
DVD with booklet. EUR 14,--
ISBN 978-3-7843-3964-1

This DVD informs about the situation of the European network of protected areas Natura 2000 in Germany, including future steps of implementation. It gives an overview on German sites according to both EU-nature directives, the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and the Birds Directive (79/409/EEC). Apart from numerous statistical data and short fact sheets for all species of Annex II and all habitats of Annex I occurring in Germany, all SCI’s and SPA’s are now accessible in an interactive map project at the scale of the topographic map system 1:200,000.

Publications in scientific journals and series

  • Ssymank, A. (2005): Cross-border implementation and coherence of Natura 2000 in Germany. In: Leibenath, M. et al. (Hrsg.): Crossing Borders: NATURA 2000 in the Light of EU-Enlargement. European Centre of Nature Conservation & Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development: Proceedings of an international workshop held in Dresden, May 7, 2004. 148 Seiten
  • Ssymank, A. & Hauke, U. (1998): Landscape Ecology of Calcareous fens (Caricion daevaellianae) and the Clachetium marisci in the lowlands of NE-Germany and their relevance for nature conservation in the European Union. Phytocoenologia 28 (1): 105-142.
  • Boillot, F., Vignault, M.-P.  & Benito,  J. M. de (1997): Process for assessing national lists of proposed sites of community interest (pSCI) at biogeographical level. Natur und Landschaft 72 (11): 474-476.

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