With history, naturally!

Nationalpark Hunsruck-Hochwald

Nature conservation

A habitat for animals and plants

Hunsrück has already become a “hotspot region for biodiversity” (Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, 2011), and Rhineland-Palatinate is the federal state with the highest percentage of forest at 42%. A National Park relinquishes the idea of interfering with nature. Step by step, an untouched habitat is returning. Today, rare and particularly sensitive species of plants and animals can live in the best possible conditions here.

The original forests and plants are reappearing. Wildcats and black storks can raise their young undisturbed. With the renaturation of the wetlands, the original landscape of the high forest has become visible once more. Wetlands are the largest carbon dioxide reservoirs and the best water reservoirs. Just like natural forests, they make an important contribution to water quality and climate protection.

The new National Park in Hunsrück is a key contributor to the National Biodiversity Strategy (2007). This has the primary objective of conserving biodiversity and our natural resources.