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Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve

Award date : 27.10.67
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Lüneburg Heath Nature Reserve

The Nature Reserve "Lüneburger Heide" contains the largest remaining historical heathland areas in Central Europe, a relict of a former widespread landscape developed by heathland farming ("Heidebauernwirtschaft") especially in the middle ages. The origin of this manmade landscape is the use from Bronze Age on. The heathland is characterised by its wide and open savannah-like occurance in connection with several biocoenosis adapted to these special conditions.

Besides, there exist some bogs of different types, old forests and brooks which mostly are only little influenced by man. A huge area was afforested with pines during the last decades of the 19th century.


For information:

Verein Naturschutzpark Niederhaverbeck
D-29646 Bispingen

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Experts reports following CE/Nat(71)68
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2013 annual report 04/03/2014
2014 annual report 17/12/2014
2015 annual report 18/12/2015
2016 annual report 22/12/2016
2017 annual report 02/01/2018
2018 annual report 19/12/2018
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