Plothen ponds

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Thüringer Schiefergebirge/ Obere Saale NP Nature Park 85,000 protected area contains site 2,350
Thüringer Schiefergebirge und Frankenwald LSG Landscape Protected Area 44,000 protected area overlaps with site 590
Plothener Teichgebiet Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,894 protected area overlaps with site 1,850
Plothener Teiche Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,880 protected area contains site 2,193
Hädrichsteiche Nature Reserve 5 protected area contained by site 5
Dreba-Plothener Teichgebiet Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,038 protected area overlaps with site 694
Dreba-Plothener Teichgebiet Naturschutzgebiet 1,095 protected area overlaps with site 720


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land -
Unknown -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Plothen ponds. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.