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Wölpern / Peat Meadows

Project AreaNorth Saxony District
AcquisitionDecember 2005
Size5,15 ha
Natural Protected Area (NPA)
Fauna-Flora-Habitat (FFH)
ManagementNABU Saxony State Association

Importance as a Natural Protected Area:

The Nature Protection Area “Wölpern Peat Meadows” north east of Leipzig is a low moor area with wet meadows. The area is home to a total of around 115 species of animals and plants which were placed on the Saxony Red List. This includes 65 endangered plant species such as valerian, heart’s ease, tufted vetch or germander speedwell, and endangered species of animals such as common snipe, western yellow wagtail, red kite, eurasian nuthatch and yellowhammers.

It’s importance as a Natural Protection Area is due to the complexity of the biotope system and high water table. This allows many kinds of animals to rest and breed, and gives plants an ideal location.

By acquiring the sites, the LaNU Nature Protection Fund has ensured the long term preservation of this area in the context of nature protection.


Conservation and Development:

Cutting and natural grazing preserve or allow species to resettle. Therefore mowing takes place at least once a year.

Grazing by Scottish highland deer keeps growth down and also ensures a balanced nature of the vegetation due to their selective feeding behaviour.

Tomas Brückmann

Sächsische Landesstiftung Natur und Umwelt
Riesaer Straße 7
01129 Dresden

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