The overall objective of the planned LIFE+ nature project is the protection of the margins of the Steigerwald in the vicinity of Iphofen as a major component in the European Natura 2000 Nature protection system. Its particular purpose is to act as a centre of biodiversity and a butterfly and moth habitat of European stature. The area is also to be developed and optimised as a centre for the management and exploitation of coppiced woodland in Germany and Central Europe. As well as enhancing and supporting the relevant protected areas, the intention is also to create the awareness and motivation among the general public and the land users that specific types of use are needed for the preservation and development of the relevant habitats and species.
The following project objectives are derived from the above: