A LIFE+ project for Kottenforst and Ville

The Ville Forests cover the hills between Bonn and Cologne limited by the lively Rhine valley and the agricultural landscape of the Lower Rhine basin.

Our objectives

300-jährige Rotbuche im Kottenforst

The Ville Forests harbour large old-growth forests of the natural habitat type 'oak-hornbeam forests on hydromorphic soils'. The main objective of our project is the protection of these impressive forests and the forest-dwelling species.

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Prunus avium

We perform a lot of conservation measures between July 2014 and December 2020 to improve the conservation status of the oak-hornbeam-forests and the connected habitats.

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