The entire area is a registered EU bird sanctuary, while - in addition - partial areas are either protected through the Habitats Directive or are designated as nature reserves. As Western Germany's largest roost for cranes, the area is of enormous importance for breeding and migratory birds, for Papilionoideae and moths, dragonflies and other species.
Look-outs, loop trails and a bog railway provide excellent opportunities for nature observation.
While the area is populated with Natterjack Toad, Common Spadefoot, European Tree Frog, Moor Frog, Pool Frog, and Crested Newt, the most important amphibian spawning grounds are located on the peripheries of the raised bogs.
A large number of ponds was created in the grasslands surrounding the raised bogs in order to strengthen the existing amphibian populations and to improve the connections of the partial areas with one another - as well as with the adjacent areas of the Rottbach Lowland (NAB 6), Siedener Moor (NAB 8), and Hohes Moor (NAB 9).
Area size: 12.648 ha
On-site contact Person: BUND Diepholzer Moorniederung