Due to the area‘s high diversity of habitats and its location, it is of primary importance for nature
conservation. It is one of the areas with the greatest biodiversity in Lower Saxony.
Several nature conservation projects, especially LIFE AMPHICULT (LIFE08 NAT/D/000005) created an
outstanding habitat for amphibians at Lake Steinhude. There are well over 100 small ponds with different qualities offering potential breeding habitat for amphibians.
Our project wants to use those favourable conditions to reintroduce the fire-bellied toad. This will
be a major contribution to the safeguarding of this species in the Atlantic region and to restoring the former geographic distribution of this species.