DE160
Lower Rhine


Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, C7 (2002)
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Area: 48,295 ha

Protection status:

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high not assessed medium
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Site description
A low-lying area around the River Rhine, predominantly humid grassland. An anthropogenic landscape with hedgerows and pollarded Salix trees, and a dyked area in the north of the IBA.

Key biodiversity
This is an important passage and wintering area for waterbirds, particularly geese. The site regularly holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Anser erythropus (wintering), Branta ruficollis (wintering).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Rhine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2018.