The importance of the Rhön is in the unusual variety of mosaic-like scenery structures. They are wide coherent living space complexes. With reference to the important kinds of birds for the LIFE-project in the meadowland there are the following structures of higher importance: mountain hay meadows, lowland hay meadows, species-rich Nardus grasslands, semi-natural dry grasslands and a strictly branched net of close to nature assemblyline waters, marsh meadows and source marshes as well as different special locations for example like rock piles and bogs.
The biodiversity of the agrarian scenery is eurowide the most threatened from all ecosystems. The project delivers an model for protection and development of the biodiversity that is able to be delivered to other middle range mountains in Europe altogether.
mountainous open land - picture: Arnulf Müller