"Germany does not contain any wilderness areas. The entire land base of the country has been intensely managed for centuries."

Estimated 1-2% of the total area of Germany is protected currently.However, most regulations allow forestry and agriculture. "Areas are being protected under the Nature Preservation Act and the State Forest Laws with the intent of becoming future old-growth areas. "

There is a forest called Urwald, which means virgin forest, in Haschbruch, but it has been used for grazing animals and cutting trees for centuries.The forest was declared a reserve and nature was left on its own.

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