Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A heterogeneous, sparsely populated lowland landscape with many water-bodies.

Key biodiversity
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (10 calling males).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There is an EU-funded project to restore and encourage extensive use of the small water-bodies. NABU owns 100 ha of important humid grassland (KV Lübben Spreewald).

Protected areas
National High International PartialIBA overlaps with Landscape Protected Area and Nature Reserve. IBA overlaps with Biosphere Reserve.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Spreewald. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.