The Lüneburg Heath Info

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The Lüneburg Heath Info

The Lüneburg Heath

Of the approximately 4,100 known species of plants in Lower Saxony only about half is currently considered unthreatened. This number shows the enormous challenge to protect botanical species in Lower Saxony. In many areas we are dealing with a creeping loss of biodiversity. It must be feared that many still regularly existing plants will soon be among the rarities of our flora.

Birds and Mammals

Reptiles and Amphibians

Transition zones between forest and heath as well as smaller open sandy areas are important habitats for reptiles.Six species exist in Lower Saxony. In the Lüneburg Heath you find the rare species grass snake , common viper and the sand lizard. In moist grassland areas live also many species of amphibians which are found more frequently in the Lüneburg Heath than in other parts of the country

In the Lüneburg Heath live 189 bird species.. In 2007, 78 specimens were counted, 13 animals more than in the previous year. Since 2003, the number of animals has doubled.In the large forests live among others, the black stork, the common raven the dove, the boreal owl and woodcock.In the Lüneburg Heath 38 mammal species, among them eight bat species can be found.

The work presented in this document is supported by the European Union. The content of this document is the sole responsibility of the author and it does not represent the opinion of the European Union and the European Union is not responsible or liable for any use that might be made of information contained herein


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