Nature reserve: fixing
The nature reserve is a form of area-based land protection and is the oldest and best-known instrument of nature conservation.
Areas that are important for the conservation, development or restoration of flora and fauna as well as their habitats or communities can be designated as nature reserves. Nature reserves may also be established if areas are worthy of protection for scientific, natural or regional reasons or because of their rarity, special character or outstanding beauty.
Nature reserves are established by ordinance of the competent authority. This ordinance contains the description of the area and its protective purpose as well as the regulations necessary to achieve the protective purpose. The demarcation of the nature reserve is shown on an associated map.
Information about the nature reserves and acts requiring a permit is provided by the competent authority.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the district and the independent city as well as the Hanover region.
Which documents are required?
Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.
What are the fees?
Fees may apply, please contact the competent authority.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.
What else should I know?
In nature reserves, all actions that could lead to the destruction, damage or alteration of the nature reserve in parts or in whole are prohibited. As a rule, nature reserves may only be entered on the paths. However, if the purpose of protection permits, exceptions may be permitted.
Text reviewed by the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.