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Ostfriesische Meere


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
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 1990-1999 5,500 individuals B1i, B2, C2
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1990-1999 2 breeding pairs A4i
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC winter 1990-1999 15,900 individuals A4i, B1i, C6
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 1990-1999 184 breeding pairs B2
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC breeding 1990-1999 8 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1990-1999 18 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC breeding 1990-1999 1 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1990-1999 21,400 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)
Teichfledermaus-Gewässer im Raum Aurich Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 58 protected area overlaps with site 9
Südteil Großes Meer Naturschutzgebiet 498 protected area contained by site 495
Ostfriesische Meere Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,922 protected area overlaps with site 4,951
Loppersumer Meer Naturschutzgebiet 48 protected area contained by site 54
Großes Meer; Loppersumer Meer Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 891 protected area contained by site 891
Großes Meer und Umgebung Landschaftschutzgebiet 272 protected area contained by site 0
Großes Meer und Umgebung Landschaftschutzgebiet 2,146 protected area contained by site 2,177
Groen Breike Naturschutzgebiet 55 protected area contained by site 55

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ostfriesische Meere. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/01/2022.