Ökologisches potential of a possible national park in the Black Forest: Opportunities in process protection, development and management zones from a conservation perspective [Ökologisches potenzial eines möglichen nationalparks im nordschwarzwald, chancen in prozessschutz-, entwicklungs- und managementzonen aus naturschutzfachlicher sicht]
Von Forschler M.,Naturschutzzentrum Ruhestein |
Bense U.,Naturschutzzentrum Ruhestein |
Berthold P.,Naturschutzzentrum Ruhestein |
Dietz C.,Naturschutzzentrum Ruhestein |
And 31 more authors.
Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung | Year: 2012
The discussion about a possible national park on the Northern Black Forest is currently in full swing. The National Park ini- tiative aims to make available an area of at least 10,000 ha in the medium to long term for the cycle of natural processes in the forest. In an initial phase of 30 years it will be possible to instigate certain forest developments in partial areas, e.g. the promotion of firs, beeches or pines in favour of the upcoming generation. The central question from a nature conservation perspective is which are the positive effects of such a large protection area for the preservation of rare species and the re-establishment of the local species diversity. Summing up, it is expected that the protection of the natural processes in an area of this size will promote many typical species and ecological interactions. These processes and developments should be accompanied by a specialist monitoring (including research) of nature conser- vation, regional experts of species protection and scientists.