Nature Conservation Dresden rare species

Photo by H. VOIGT

The Jersey tiger moth (Callimorpha quadripunctaria) needs humid warm habitats as can be found in the valley of the river Elbe. The northern limit of the range of this species is here in central Europe. Near the limits of their range, the species are usually rare and they are very sensitive to changes in their environment. In the Council Directive of the European Community on the Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (Annex II) the Jersey tiger moth is declared as a priority species which needs specially protected habitats.

Nature Conservation Dresden protects rare and threatened species, animals as well as plants, by acquiring habitats they need to survive.