A LIFE+ project for Kottenforst and Ville

The Villeforests are covering the hills between Bonn and Cologne in Western Germany limited by the lively Rhine valley and the agricultural landscape of the Lower Rhine basin.


Our objectives

300-jährige Rotbuche im Kottenforst

Fortunately, there are large old-growth forests of the natural habitat type 'oak-hornbeam forests on hydromorphic soils' in the Villeforests. To protect these forests and their flora and fauna is the focus of our project.

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Measures

Prunus avium

To improve the conservation status of the oak-hornbeam-forests and the connected habitats, we will carry out a lot of conservation measures between July 2014 and June 2019.

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Project area

Lichtung

The Villeforests are covering the hills between Bonn and Cologne limited by the lively Rhine valley in the West and the agricultural landscape of the Lower Rhine basin in the East.

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