The aim of monitoring in the national park is to observe natural processes as comprehensively as possible and over the long term. Monitoring thus forms an important source of information for research, but also serves as a data basis for evidence-based ecosystem management. The stable administrative framework provided by the national park represents a unique opportunity for long-term scientific observations.
The goal of the project is on the one hand the preservation of a vital golden eagle subpopulation as well as the implementation of concrete measures for the protection of this rare bird of prey in Bavaria.
In the Berchtesgaden National Park, two young bearded vultures from Spanish offspring were released for the first time on 10.06.2021.
The observation network of fully automated stations has been established gradually since 2005 in close cooperation with the Bavarian Avalanche Warning Service and the German Meteorological Service.
Springs form a habitat with high and specific biodiversity and are transition zones between groundwater and surface water.
We monitor biodiversity across trophic levels using a set of permanent plots.
Forest dynamics intensive monitoring
We closely monitor forest development on intensive monitoring sites spread across all forest vegetation zones in the National Park.