Weserstaustufe Schlüsselburg

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A 25-km long section of the embanked River Weser. The valley is dominated by meadows, gravel-pits and arable land.

Key biodiversity
The area is also nationally important as an inland wintering site for Bucephala clangula.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Disturbance to birds from work on the river course, hunting, and military training are the most important threats to the IBA. There are plans to open up the Weser meadow for recreational use.

Protected areas
National None International HighIBA overlaps with Ramsar Site and Special Protection Area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Weserstaustufe Schlüsselburg. Downloaded from on 26/02/2021.