Floodplains consist of deciduous forests along rivers and streams, which regularly flood. Originally, about 10% of Germany were floodplains. Today, it is just short of 2%.
Detail: Floodplain near the Sulzbach
Two thirds of all plant populations in Germany occur in floodplains. Over the past centuries well over 80% of riparian forests were felled and the land drained. Despite these profound changes the existing floodplains are still important spaces for the survival of endangered species and for migratory animals such as birds, bats and roaming insects that use these areas as resting places on their travels. Join us and help us to buy more land for nature! To our current projectMore about the sand lizard