Ostenholzer Moor and Meissendorfer Teiche

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
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC breeding 1990-1999 11 breeding pairs C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1990-1999 2 breeding pairs C6
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC breeding 1990-1999 1 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 1990-1999 1 breeding pairs C6

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)
Westenholzer und Esseler Bruch Landschaftschutzgebiet 3,641 protected area overlaps with site 117
Ostenholzer Moor und Meißendorfer Teiche Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,376 protected area overlaps with site 3,141
Meißendorfer Teiche/ Bannetzer Moor Naturschutzgebiet 822 protected area overlaps with site 800
Meißendorfer Teiche; Ostenholzer Moor Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,299 protected area overlaps with site 3,028


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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
military -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ostenholzer Moor and Meissendorfer Teiche. Downloaded from on 05/12/2022.