Rhine flats Altlußheim-Mannheim

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Part of the lower Rhine flood-plain which, as a result of embankment construction and river engineering, now only floods irregularly. Habitats include reed Phragmites-filled ditches, abandoned gravel- and clay-pits and riverine forests (mainly Populus sp. with Salix in inundated areas). Used primarily for agriculture, this IBA was known as `Insultheimer Hof: Ludwig-See und Im Schacher' (former site DE068) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area is a candidate Special Area for Conservation.

Protected areas
National High International NoneIBA overlaps with Landscape Protected Area and Nature Reserve.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rhine flats Altlußheim-Mannheim. Downloaded from on 06/07/2020.