Vesser valley Biosphere Reserve

Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 17,000 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
A wooded area on the southern slopes of the Thüringer Wald mountains with the valleys of the River Vesser and its tributaries. Rich forests (Fagus, Pinus, Abies) and riverine vegetation create a mosaic of diverse habitats.

Key biodiversity
There are 92 breeding species. The site is important for woodland species, particularly hole-nesting birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vesser valley Biosphere Reserve. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.