Nature and species protection

In Germany areas benefiting from nature and species protection (with strict conservation status) are the National Parks (NTP), the Nature Conservation Areas (NSG), the Fauna-Flora Habitat Areas (FFH) as well as the European Special Protection Areas for Wild Birds (SPA).

Regarding the illustration of such areas of nature and species protection with the Monitor of Settlement and Open Space Development, see the following source: Walz, Ulrich & Schumacher, Ulrich: Bundesweiter Indikator zum Natur- und Artenschutz sowie zum Landschaftsschutz - Visualisierung und Statistik im Rahmen eines Monitoringsystems. - In: Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung 42 (2010) 7, S. 205-211.

Further details on the categories of protection described above can be found on the website of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) by searching the term "protected areas".