List of nature reserves in Lower Saxony
These reserves currently form about 4.72% of the land area in the state, including the coastal waters out to 12 nautical miles (22 km). In addition, there are two national parks and one biosphere reserve that are also under strict protection and which raise the area coverage to 11.32%.
The table below shows a selection of these reserves. Where a nature reserve extends over several rural (Landkreise) or urban districts (Kreisfreie Städte) these are given in order of the size area covered. By sorting on the column "Rural/Urban District" the reserves that are found wholly or partially within a district can be seen at a glance. In order to locate the other areas, use the search function of your computer keyboard (CTRL / Ctrl + F).
The NSG Nos. (i.e. nature reserve numbers) are based on the former provinces (Regierungsbezirken) (BR = Brunswick, HA = Hanover, LÜ = Lüneburg, WE = Weser-Ems).
- http://www.nlwkn.niedersachsen.de/master/C8380003_N5512608_L20_D0_I5231158.html Accessed on 16.09.2009
- Ulrich Sippel: Stand der Ausweisung von Naturschutzgebieten in Niedersachsen. Hannover 2005, 127 pages. Aus Informationsdienst Naturschutz Niedersachsen ISSN 0934-7135. Niedersächsischer Landesbetrieb für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz (NLWKN)
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