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Nature Conservation

Beaver feeding trails
Beaver feeding trails
City of Wolfsburg

The aim of nature conservation is to protect nature and the landscape on the basis of their own value and as a foundation for human life and health, also in responsibility for future generations (§ 1 Federal Nature Conservation Act).

Nature conservation is thus a public task and serves the state objective enshrined in Article 20a of the Basic Law.

The Lower Nature Conservation Authority

  • places valuable areas and objects under protection (landscape protection areas, nature reserves, natural monuments)
  • grants exemptions according to the ordinances for protected areas (including tree protection ordinances) and species protection regulations
  • participates in the preparation of development plans and building permit procedures
  • maintains the compensation register
  • carries out maintenance measures in protected areas
  • supports the protection of species and biotopes
  • is responsible for the approval of soil mining projects
  • issues permits for the relocation of wasps and hornets

  • Nature reserves (NSG)

    On the territory of the city of Wolfsburg there are the six nature reserves (NSG) listed below. Detailed information on the individual nature reserves can be found on the pages of the Lower Saxony State Agency for Water Management, Coastal and Nature Conservation NLWKN (opens in a new window) in the form of so-called "profiles". Simply click on the respective link of the nature reserve.

  • Protected landscape areas (LSG)
  • Natural Monuments
  • Natura 2000/FFH Directive

    Natura 2000 is an interconnected ecological network of protected areas in Europe. Natural and near-natural habitats and endangered wild animals and plants are to be protected and preserved here.
    In May 1992, the European Community unanimously - i.e. also with the vote of the Federal Republic of Germany - passed this resolution for the improvement of the Community's nature conservation policy.
    The basis of the Natura 2000 network is the Directive on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora, also known as the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC of the Council of 21 May 1992).

    The abbreviation FFH stands for

    • Fauna = animal world,
    • Flora = plant life,
    • Habitat = habitat of certain animal and plant species.

  • Bird sanctuaries
    General map of the bird sanctuaries in Wolfsburg
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