Berlin Environmental Atlas

05.06. Nature Reserves and Landscape Reserves (Edition 1995)

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Protected landscape elements

To the existing Protected Landscape Elements (GLB) in the western part of the city, such as "Green Facility Hallesche Strasse/Möckern Strasse" in Kreuzberg and "Birkenhaag" in Lichterfelde, 14 newly established areas in the eastern part of the city have been added since 1994, including "Krugpfuhl Buchholz - Buchholz Krug Pool," "Teich Hansastrasse - Hansa Strasse Pond" or the "Luch at Margaretenhöhe." A number of Spree and Dahme islands are presently in the protected status implementation process. The GLBs (including GLBs in process) shown on the map cover an area of approx. 0.04% of the urban area (cf. Tab. 3).

In East Berlin, most of the protected landscape elements were formerly large-scale nature monuments - as was the case, too, of the GLB "Karower Teichberg - Karow Pond Hill," established in 1994, which was placed under protection for the first time in 1980 as an FND with major herpetological significance. It is a wetland of 0.5 ha in size, with an open water area, whose water level depends greatly on the volume of precipitation. The "Karow Pond Hill " lies amid allotment gardens and farmland. The available open spaces in the environment will be greatly limited in the future by extensive building of residential projects. It is a valuable amphibian spawning area in which the pointed-nose frog (Rana arvalis) , the common frog, the common newt, the common toad and the spade-footed toad live. More rarely encountered are the green toad and bullfrog. There are a number of protected aquatic plant species, including the water crowfoot (Ranunculus aquatilis), whose blossoms cover the entire water area in the spring.

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Tab. 3: Protected Landscape Elements in Berlin (as of April 1995)

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