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Pinneberg Elbe lowlands


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2000 200 individuals C2
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 2000 350 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC passage 2000 10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 2000 3,000 individuals B1i, C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 2000 8,000 individuals B1i, C3
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC passage 1996 1,660 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC passage 2000 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 1990-1995 20 breeding pairs B2, C2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1999 22,010 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wetternsystem in der Kollmarer Marsch Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 26 protected area overlaps with site 0
Waddensea of Lower Saxony UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 240,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Waddensea and Hallig Islands of Schleswig-Holstein UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 443,100 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vorland St. Margarethen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 244 protected area contained by site 75
Unterelbe bis Wedel Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,426 protected area contained by site 2,637
Unterelbe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 18,790 protected area is adjacent to site 411
Unterelbe Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,715 protected area is adjacent to site 0
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,143,403 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Elbästuar und angrenzende Flächen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 19,280 protected area overlaps with site 4,542
Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea and adjacent areas Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 454,988 protected area overlaps with site 0
Schlesw.-Holst. Wattenmeer Nationalpark 441,500 protected area is adjacent to site 0
S-H Wadden sea National Park Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 441,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rhinplate und Elbufer südlich Glückstadt Naturschutzgebiet 459 protected area contained by site 460
Rapfenschutzgebiet Hamburger Stromelbe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 340 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ramsar-Gebiet S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 463,907 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pinneberger Elbmarschen Landscape Protection Area 9,400 protected area overlaps with site 2,288
Pinneberger Elbmarschen Landschaftschutzgebiet 9,781 protected area overlaps with site 0
NTP S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 452,101 protected area is adjacent to site 0
NSG Mühlenberger Loch/Neßsand Naturschutzgebiet 644 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Niederelbe, Barnkrug-Otterndorf Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 11,760 protected area overlaps with site 0
Neßsand Naturschutzgebiet 165 protected area is adjacent to site 7
Neßsand Naturschutzgebiet 13 protected area contained by site 0
Mühlenberger Loch/Neßsand Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 644 protected area is adjacent to site 0
LSG des Kreises Pinneberg Landschaftschutzgebiet 13,367 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG Altona-Südwest, Ottensen, Othmarschen, Klein Flottbek, Nienstedten, Dockenhuden, Blankenese, Rissen Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,671 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kollmarer Marsch Landschaftschutzgebiet 4,782 protected area overlaps with site 515
Holmer Sandberge und Moorbereiche Landschaftschutzgebiet 3,774 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Haseldorfer Binnenelbe mit Elbvorland Naturschutzgebiet 2,025 protected area contained by site 637
Eschschallen im Seestermüher Vorland Naturschutzgebiet 293 protected area contained by site 306
Elbinsel Pagensand Naturschutzgebiet 478 protected area contained by site 520

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Sand dunes & beaches, Mud flats & sand flats -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
military -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pinneberg Elbe lowlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2022.