A typical high-montane landscape for the Rhön area consisting of raised and transitional bogs, birch Betula swamp-forest, wet meadows, wet Salix scrub, Alnus swamp-forest and grassland.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There is a wetland restoration project.
National High International High315 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Hohe Rhön, 45,750 ha). 315 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Rotes Moor, 315 ha). 315 ha of IBA covered by Biosphere Reserve (Rhön, 130,488 ha). IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rotes Moor. Downloaded from
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