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Lower Elbe valley


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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1990-1999 1,900 individuals A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C6
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1990-1999 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC passage 1990-1999 350 individuals C2, C6
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1990-1999 35,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1997 17,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 1990-1999 400 individuals B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 1990-1999 600 individuals B1i, C3
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC resident 1997 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1990-1999 5-21 breeding pairs C1
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC resident 1997 5-10 breeding pairs B1i
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC resident 1997 2-5 breeding pairs C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 1990-1999 4,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1990-1999 30-32 breeding pairs C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1990-1999 110 breeding pairs B2, C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1997 2 breeding pairs B1i, C2
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1990-1999 4,200 individuals C6
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus NT passage 1990-1999 77,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1990-1999 1 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1990-1999 30-35 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC passage 1997 29 individuals C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 1990-1999 3 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC breeding 1990-1999 50-80 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1990-1999 300-400 breeding pairs C6
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos LC breeding 1990-1999 800-1,500 breeding pairs B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1991-1999 137,050 individuals A4iii, C4

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)
Wittenberge-Rühstädter Elbniederung Naturschutzgebiet 2,124 protected area contained by site 2,124
Werder Mödlich Ergänzung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 47 protected area contained by site 47
Werder Mödlich Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 155 protected area overlaps with site 121
Werder Mödlich Naturschutzgebiet 155 protected area overlaps with site 146
Werder Kietz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 127 protected area contained by site 105
Werder Kietz Naturschutzgebiet 127 protected area contained by site 127
Werder Besandten Naturschutzgebiet 113 protected area contained by site 110
Werder Besandten Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 113 protected area contained by site 76
Unteres Elde- und Meynbachtal Landschaftschutzgebiet 4,156 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Unteres Elbtal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 53,220 is identical to site 50,444
Untere Stepenitzniederung und Jeetzbach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 951 protected area contained by site 895
Untere Rhinowwiesen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 395 protected area contained by site 351
Untere Löcknitzniederung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 348 protected area overlaps with site 249
Untere Havel Landschaftschutzgebiet 28,604 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Stavenower Wald Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 324 protected area overlaps with site 220
Silge Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,506 protected area contained by site 1,521
Rambower Torfmoor Naturschutzgebiet 411 protected area contained by site 411
Rambower Moor Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 448 protected area contained by site 448
Quitzöbler Dünengebiet Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 142 protected area contained by site 132
Plattenburg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 352 protected area contained by site 352
Plattenburg Naturschutzgebiet 352 protected area contained by site 352
Perleberger Schießplatz Naturschutzgebiet 354 protected area contained by site 0
Perleberger Schießplatz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 357 protected area contained by site 357
NSG Heideweiher Visse Naturschutzgebiet 5 protected area contained by site 1
Niedersächsische Mittelelbe Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 34,010 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nausdorfer Moor Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 161 protected area overlaps with site 148
Mörickeluch Naturschutzgebiet 11 protected area contained by site 11
Mörickeluch Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 14 protected area contained by site 11
Mittlere und Obere Löcknitz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 389 protected area overlaps with site 318
Mendeluch Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 24 protected area contained by site 24
Mendeluch Naturschutzgebiet 24 protected area contained by site 24
Mecklenburgisches Elbetal Landscape Protection Area 37,065 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mecklenburgisches Elbetal Nature Park 42,600 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mecklenburgisches Elbetal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 28,550 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Löcknitztal-Altlauf Nature Reserve 235 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lenzen-Wustrower Elbniederung Naturschutzgebiet 999 protected area contained by site 999
Lenzen-Wustrower Elbniederung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,000 protected area contained by site 1,001
Lennewitzer Eichen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 181 protected area contained by site 181
Kuhwinkel Naturschutzgebiet 56 protected area contained by site 55
Krötenluch Naturschutzgebiet 9 protected area contained by site 9
Kranichteich Naturschutzgebiet 4 protected area contained by site 4
Krähenfuß Naturschutzgebiet 27 protected area contained by site 29
Krähenfuß Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 157 protected area contained by site 139
Karthane Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 458 protected area overlaps with site 432
Karthan Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 219 protected area contained by site 219
Jackel Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 348 protected area contained by site 348
Jackel Naturschutzgebiet 348 protected area contained by site 348
Heideweiher Naturschutzgebiet 62 protected area contained by site 0
Havel nördlich Havelberg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 213 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Garbe-Alandniederung Nature Reserve 1,934 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gandower Schweineweide Naturschutzgebiet 79 protected area contained by site 79
Gandower Schweineweide Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 214 protected area contained by site 214
Gadow Naturschutzgebiet 422 protected area overlaps with site 411
Gadow Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 413 protected area contained by site 413
Flusslandschaft Elbe UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 374,432 protected area contains site 53,110
Elbtallandschaft und Löcknitzniederung bei Dömitz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,364 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Elbeniederung zwischen Schnackenburg und Geesthacht Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 22,654 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Elbe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,322 protected area overlaps with site 1,026
Elbdeichvorland Jagel Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 33 protected area contained by site 33
Elbdeichvorland Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,271 protected area contained by site 1,271
Elbdeichvorland Nature Reserve 143 protected area overlaps with site 686
Elbdeichvorland Naturschutzgebiet 687 protected area contained by site 0
Elbdeichhinterland Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,951 protected area contained by site 1,951
Elbdeichhinterland Naturschutzgebiet 816 protected area contained by site 816
Elbauen, Schnackenburg-Lauenburg Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 7,560 protected area overlaps with site 0
Elbaue Wootz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 201 protected area overlaps with site 150
Elbaue Werben und Alte Elbe Kannenberg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,212 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Elbaue Jerichow Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 13,427 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Elbaue Beuster-Wahrenberg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,919 protected area is adjacent to site 459
Eibaue Beuster-Wahrenberg Nature Reserve 2,128 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cederbach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 158 protected area overlaps with site 18
Brandenburgische Elbtalaue Landschaftschutzgebiet 53,343 is identical to site 52,639
Biosphärenreservat Flusslandschaft Elbe Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - Entwicklungszone Landscape Protection Area 40,359 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Biosphärenreservat Flusslandschaft Elbe Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Nature Reserve 1,374 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Aland-Elbe-Niederung nördlich Seehausen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,573 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Aland-Elbe-Niederung Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,123 protected area is adjacent to site 535
Aland-Elbe-Niederung Naturschutzgebiet 6,009 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Agrarlandschaft Prignitz-Stepenitz Landschaftschutzgebiet 32,887 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Agrarlandschaft Prignitz-Stepenitz Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 34,155 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Elbe valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/06/2022.