Flora-fauna habitats, or FFH areas for short, are special European protected areas. They were designated in accordance with the Fauna-Flora-Habitat Directive and serve to protect plants (flora), animals (fauna) and habitats (habitats). The condition of the FFH areas is constantly monitored and documented. From this we can deduce what tailor-made protection and gentle human use can look like. There are currently nine designated FFH areas in the Vulkaneifel Nature and UNESCO Geopark.