Lanu - Normale Ansicht

Diera-Zehren / Wet Meadow

AcquisitionJune 2005
Size3.51 ha
StatusNatural Protected Area (NPA)
Protected Landscape Area (PLA)
Special Protected Area (SPA)
Fauna-Flora-Habitat (FFH)
Biotope Protection (§26 SächsNatSchG)
ManagementSaxony State Forestry Office / Dresden Forestry Area

Importance as a Natural Protected Area:

Large, inter-connecting natural riverside forests are some of the rarest kinds of biotope found in Central Europe. The areas in the northern corner of the NPA “Röderauwald Zabeltitz“ are marshy or alder and ash meadow land forests with interspersed, severely endangered black alder fen woodland.

The areas south of this form part of a bedstraw-oak-hornbeam forest with a high proportion of British oak, common ash and some elms. We can assume these areas are used as a feeding habitat or connecting corridor by beavers and otters.


In addition, the stocks of hard wood and riverside forests have not been used for forestry since around 1950.


In the west of the NPA the area is right beside the Little Röder. The strictly protected, shy black stork breeds there. The lower Röder area is a real treasure chest for bird lovers. Alongside ospreys and honey buzzards, you can see all six kinds of woodpecker found in Saxony here.


As the area is categorised as an FFH region, it has special European level protection status. By acquiring the sites, the LaNU Nature Protection Fund ensured its long term preservation and development in the context of nature protection.


Conservation and Development:

A forestry agreement for maintenance of the area was set up with the Saxony State Forestry Office.

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Sächsische Landesstiftung Natur und Umwelt
Riesaer Straße 7
01129 Dresden

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