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Steinhuder Meer


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
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1990-1999 7,000 individuals B1i, C3
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 1990-1999 10,000 individuals B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 1990-1999 660 individuals B1i, C3
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1990-1999 1,950 individuals B1i, C3
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC passage 1990-1999 1,000 individuals C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1990-1999 7 breeding pairs C6
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC breeding 1996 17-20 breeding pairs C6
Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria LC breeding 1990-1999 3 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1990-1999 min 20,000 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)
Wulveskuhlen Nature Reserve 42 protected area contained by site 42
Totes Moor Naturschutzgebiet 3,184 protected area overlaps with site 623
Steinhuder Meer (mit Randbereichen) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,371 protected area overlaps with site 5,078
Steinhuder Meer Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 5,730 protected area overlaps with site 5,730
Steinhuder Meer Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,327 protected area contained by site 5,327
Steinhuder Meer Nature Park 31,000 protected area contains site 7,292
Schneerener Geest - Eisenberg Landschaftschutzgebiet 7,166 protected area is adjacent to site 673
Ostufer Steinhuder Meer Nature Reserve 360 protected area contained by site 360
Meerbruchswiesen Naturschutzgebiet 1,003 protected area contained by site 989
Meerbruch Naturschutzgebiet 229 protected area contained by site 211
Hagenburger Moor Naturschutzgebiet 197 protected area contained by site 200
Feuchtgebiet internationaler Bedeutung Steinhuder Meer Landschaftschutzgebiet 126 protected area overlaps with site 0
Feuchtgebiet internationaler Bedeutung Steinhuder Meer Landschaftschutzgebiet 403 protected area overlaps with site 3,353
Feuchtgebiet internationaler Bedeutung Steinhuder Meer Landschaftschutzgebiet 3,058 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Steinhuder Meer. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/08/2022.