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Lahn flood plain between Atzbach and Giessen (Action C 14)

In the Natura2000 area "Lahn flood plain between Atzbach and Gießen" measures from the Natura 2000 action plan are to be implemented.


The Natura2000 site mainly protects endangered bird species that breed or rest in the area. Almost all of them depend on humid meadows and dynamic alluvial structures. The measures to be taken are, for example, the growing of alluvial forest, the connection of backwaters to the Lahn river (see also Action C 6B), an improvement of the river bed structures and a re-use of irrigation weirs for meadows.

Natura 2000-Area "Lahn flood plains between Atzbach and Gießen”
Bird protection area (red) and overlapping FFH area (green) "Lahn flood plains between Atzbach and Gießen” Source: WRRL-Viewer