DE160
Lower Rhine


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

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zambachskath-Elverische Hoefe Landscape Protection Area 9 protected area contained by site 9
Wyler Meer (Teilfläche des NSG Düffel) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 26 protected area contained by site 26
Wisseler Dünen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 71 protected area contained by site 71
Winterswicker Abzuggraben Landscape Protection Area 89 protected area overlaps with site 34
Westlich Schermbeck Landscape Protection Area 340 protected area is adjacent to site 0
WesterHeide und Engelscher Berg Landscape Protection Area 233 protected area contained by site 233
Wesel-Datteln-Kanal Landscape Protection Area 232 protected area overlaps with site 72
Weiden, Deutscher Eck, Heck'sche Woy Landscape Protection Area 86 protected area contained by site 86
Waldkomplexe bei Drevenack Landscape Protection Area 305 protected area overlaps with site 220
Wackenbruch-Krudenburger Wald, Aaper Busch Landscape Protection Area 503 protected area overlaps with site 460
Vogelschutzgebiet 'Unterer Niederrhein' Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,803 protected area contained by site 25,809
Unterer Niederrhein Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 25,000 protected area contained by site 25,000
Unteremmelsum, Mehr, Loehnen, Mehrum, usw. Landscape Protection Area 992 protected area overlaps with site 613
Tannenspeet - Gro¿enbusch Landscape Protection Area 125 protected area contained by site 125
suedwestlich Bislich, Marwick Landscape Protection Area 46 protected area contained by site 46
Suedlicher Vahnumer Bruch Landscape Protection Area 65 protected area contained by site 65
Suedlich Gahlen Landscape Protection Area 380 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sternenberge Nature Reserve 41 protected area contained by site 41
Steinbach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13 protected area contained by site 13
Schwarzer Graben, Borthsche Ley, Alter Rheingr Landscape Protection Area 561 protected area overlaps with site 288
Rheinvorland vom ehemaligen Fort I bis suedlic Landscape Protection Area 188 protected area contained by site 188
Rheinvorland bei Orsoy Landscape Protection Area 6 protected area contained by site 6
Rheinvorland An der Momm Landscape Protection Area 94 protected area contained by site 94
Rheinvorland Landscape Protection Area 397 protected area contained by site 397
Rheinauenwaldreste noerdlich Ossenberg Landscape Protection Area 4 protected area contained by site 4
Rheinaue Hinter dem neuen Damm in Niederhalen und In den Rheinkaempen , Hombergerort Landscape Protection Area 342 protected area overlaps with site 110
Rheinaue bei Perrich Landscape Protection Area 27 protected area contained by site 27
Rhein-Fischschutzzonen zwischen Emmerich und Bad Honnef Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,336 protected area overlaps with site 1,084
Poll suedwestlich Ginderich Landscape Protection Area 89 protected area contained by site 89
Pliesterbergsche Sohlen Nature Reserve 43 protected area contained by site 43
NSG Wisseler Duenen Nature Reserve 79 protected area overlaps with site 77
NSG Weseler Aue und Leygraben bei Flueren Nature Reserve 119 protected area overlaps with site 30
NSG Weseler Aue Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 31 protected area overlaps with site 18
NSG Steinbach Nature Reserve 35 protected area overlaps with site 30
NSG Sonsfeldsche Bruch, Hagener Meer und Düne, mit Erweiterung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 61 protected area overlaps with site 44
NSG Sonsfeldsche Bruch, Hagener Meer und Duene Nature Reserve 49 protected area overlaps with site 47
NSG Salmorth, nur Teilfläche Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 932 protected area contained by site 932
NSG Salmorth Nature Reserve 1,056 protected area contained by site 1,049
NSG Rheinvorland zwischen Mehrum und Emmelsum Nature Reserve 534 protected area contained by site 67
NSG Rheinvorland oestlich von Wallach Nature Reserve 325 protected area contained by site 298
NSG Rheinvorland nördl. der Ossenberger Schleuse, nur Teilfläche Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 17 protected area contained by site 17
NSG Rheinvorland noerdlich der Ossenberger Schleuse Nature Reserve 57 protected area overlaps with site 41
NSG Rheinvorland im Orsoyer Rheinbogen, mit Erweiterung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 397 protected area contained by site 397
NSG Rheinvorland bei Perrich Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 51 protected area contained by site 51
NSG Rheinvorland bei Perrich Nature Reserve 327 protected area contained by site 63
NSG Rheinaue Walsum, Dinslaken Nature Reserve 29 protected area overlaps with site 27
NSG Rheinaue Walsum Nature Reserve 558 protected area overlaps with site 503
NSG Rheinaue Walsum Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 521 protected area overlaps with site 482
NSG Rheinaue Bislich-Vahnum, nur Teilfläche Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 67 protected area contained by site 67
NSG Rheinaue Bislich-Vahnum Nature Reserve 242 protected area contained by site 241
NSG Rheinaue Binsheim Nature Reserve 191 protected area overlaps with site 183
NSG Reeser Schanz, Rheinaue zwischen Obermoermter und Vynen, bei Gut Grindt und Haus Luettingen Nature Reserve 756 protected area contained by site 756
NSG Reeser Schanz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 71 protected area contained by site 71
NSG Momm-Niederung Nature Reserve 594 protected area overlaps with site 591
NSG Loosen Berge Nature Reserve 12 protected area contained by site 12
NSG Lohwardt/Reckerfeld, Hübsche Grändort, nur Teilfl., mit Erw. Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 121 protected area contained by site 121
NSG Lippeaue bei Damm u. Bricht und NSG Loosenberge, nur Teilfl. Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 583 protected area contained by site 583
NSG Lippeaue Nature Reserve 155 protected area overlaps with site 837
NSG Kranenburger Bruch Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 118 protected area contained by site 118
NSG Kranenburger Bruch Nature Reserve 118 protected area contained by site 116
NSG Kellener Altrhein, nur Teilfläche, mit Erweiterung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 20 protected area contained by site 20
NSG Hohe Ley Nature Reserve 50 protected area overlaps with site 83
NSG Hetter-Millinger Bruch, mit Erweiterung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 661 protected area overlaps with site 540
NSG Hetter-Millinger Bruch Nature Reserve 659 protected area contained by site 634
NSG Hasenfeld und Rheinvorland zwischen Eversael und Ossenberg Nature Reserve 801 protected area contained by site 502
NSG Hagener Meer, Bellinghover Meer, Lange Renne Nature Reserve 33 protected area overlaps with site 18
NSG Gut Grindt u. NSG Rheinaue zw. Km 830,7 - 833,2 , nur Teilfl. Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 116 protected area contained by site 116
NSG Grietherorter Altrhein Nature Reserve 509 protected area contained by site 508
NSG Grietherorter Altrhein Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 472 protected area contained by site 472
NSG Gartroper Muehlenbach Nature Reserve 551 protected area overlaps with site 8
NSG Fuerstenberg Nature Reserve 41 protected area is adjacent to site 0
NSG Feuchtgebiet bei Menzelen-Ost Nature Reserve 56 protected area contained by site 28
NSG Emmericher Ward Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 248 protected area contained by site 248
NSG Emmericher Ward Nature Reserve 309 protected area contained by site 309
NSG Dueffel - Kellener Altrhein und Flussmarschen Nature Reserve 3,814 protected area contained by site 3,809
NSG Droste Woy, Rheinaue zwischen Wesel und Bislich Nature Reserve 616 protected area contained by site 16
NSG Droste Woy und NSG Westerheide Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 17 protected area contained by site 17
NSG Diersfordter Wald Nature Reserve 927 protected area overlaps with site 19
NSG Die Moiedtjes Nature Reserve 31 protected area contained by site 31
NSG Deichvorland bei Grieth Nature Reserve 437 protected area contained by site 441
NSG Blaue Kuhle Nature Reserve 12 protected area contained by site 12
NSG Bislicher Meer und Wat Ley Nature Reserve 50 protected area overlaps with site 15
NSG Bislicher Insel, nur Teilfläche Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,002 protected area contained by site 1,002
NSG Bislicher Insel Nature Reserve 1,053 protected area contained by site 1,053
NSG Bienener Altrhein, Millinger u. Hurler Meer u. NSG Empeler M. Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 649 protected area contained by site 649
NSG Bienener Altrhein, Millinger Meer und Hurler Meer Nature Reserve 638 protected area contained by site 634
NSG Altrhein Reeser-Eyland Nature Reserve 44 protected area contained by site 38
NSG Altrhein Reeser Eyland, mit Erweiterung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 45 protected area overlaps with site 34
NSG Alter Rhein, Jenneckers Gatt, Niepgraben Nature Reserve 63 protected area overlaps with site 68
NSG Abgrabungsseen Lohwardt und Reckerfeld, Huebsche Graendort Nature Reserve 132 protected area contained by site 325
NSG - Komplex In den Drevenacker Dünen, mit Erweiterung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 305 protected area overlaps with site 282
Noerdlicher Vahnumer Bruch Landscape Protection Area 83 protected area contained by site 83
Niederung Pistley Landscape Protection Area 48 protected area contained by site 48
Niederung Hohe Ley und Heckgraben Landscape Protection Area 139 protected area overlaps with site 94
Muehlohlsley, Alpsche Ley, Drueptsche Ley Landscape Protection Area 173 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Moellen, Wohnungswald und Eppinghoven Landscape Protection Area 482 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Milchplatz, Driessen Landscape Protection Area 22 protected area contained by site 22
Lohbach, Orsoyer Berg Landscape Protection Area 64 protected area overlaps with site 36
Loh Landscape Protection Area 80 protected area contained by site 80
Lippemuendung Landscape Protection Area 29 protected area overlaps with site 27
Lippeaue Landscape Protection Area 768 protected area overlaps with site 991
Lippealtarm Obringhoven Nature Reserve 38 protected area contained by site 38
Leygraben bei Flueren - Oekologischer Park Wes Landscape Protection Area 145 protected area overlaps with site 122
Leybach - System Landscape Protection Area 406 protected area overlaps with site 320
Landwehren s·lich der Weseler Stra¿e Landscape Protection Area 21 protected area contained by site 21
Landschaftsschutzgebiet Deichhinterland im Ors Landscape Protection Area 502 protected area contained by site 502
Kreis Rees Landscape Protection Area 1,440 protected area overlaps with site 1,340
Kreis Kleve Landscape Protection Area 16,329 protected area overlaps with site 4,751
Kolklandschaft Overkamp-Rees Landscape Protection Area 33 protected area contained by site 33
Kirchenrenn Landscape Protection Area 23 protected area contained by site 23
Karthaeuser Grav-Insel, Rheinische Ward, Fluer Landscape Protection Area 245 protected area contained by site 245
Kalflack Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 62 protected area contained by site 62
Isselburg - Werther Bruchniederung, Millinger Bruch Landscape Protection Area 2,152 protected area overlaps with site 34
Im Bereich Rees-Bislicher Rheinniederung Landscape Protection Area 2,227 protected area overlaps with site 2,128
Husen Landscape Protection Area 61 protected area contained by site 61
Hufscher Berg - Löwenberg Landscape Protection Area 261 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hohe Mark Nature Park 104,087 protected area overlaps with site 2,767
Hauptterrasse suedlich Huenxe Landscape Protection Area 3,337 protected area overlaps with site 30
Hagener Meer - Galgenberg Landscape Protection Area 105 protected area overlaps with site 6
Gruenlandniederung Gesthuysen und Vynsche Ley Landscape Protection Area 34 protected area contained by site 34
Gruenland und Brachflaeche bei Eversael Landscape Protection Area 91 protected area contained by site 91
Gruenland noerdlich Ossenberg Landscape Protection Area 17 protected area contained by site 17
Grintgraben und Peldenhof Landscape Protection Area 142 protected area contained by site 142
Ginderichsward und Gest Landscape Protection Area 194 protected area overlaps with site 146
Gartroper Mühlenbach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 143 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Flaeche fuer Abgrabungen westlich vom Milchpla Landscape Protection Area 148 protected area contained by site 148
Feuchtgebiet bei Hasenfeld Landscape Protection Area 22 protected area contained by site 22
Feldgehoelze bei Willich Landscape Protection Area 2 protected area contained by site 2
Feldgehoelze am Ruetgerssteg Landscape Protection Area 2 protected area contained by site 2
Elverische Hoefe, suedlich Buederich Landscape Protection Area 32 protected area overlaps with site 29
Eichenwald suedlich Hof Spilling Landscape Protection Area 10 protected area contained by site 10
Ehemaliger Bahndamm bei Menzelen-Ost Landscape Protection Area 14 protected area overlaps with site 11
Dornicksche Ward Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 143 protected area overlaps with site 136
Diersfordter Wald Landscape Protection Area 1,627 protected area overlaps with site 20
Die Hees Landscape Protection Area 252 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Die Gretgen, Der Huck Landscape Protection Area 79 protected area overlaps with site 39
Deichvorland im Muendungsbereich des Alten Rh Landscape Protection Area 34 protected area contained by site 34
Boxteler Bahn zwischen Gemeindegrenze Uedem und Xanten - Trajanstra¿e Landscape Protection Area 11 protected area overlaps with site 5
Bislicher Insel Landscape Protection Area 134 protected area overlaps with site 120
Binsheimer Feld Landscape Protection Area 415 protected area contained by site 415
Bergerfurth Landscape Protection Area 25 protected area overlaps with site 9
Bergen, Histenbruch, Joeckern, Schuettwicker Landscape Protection Area 1,138 protected area overlaps with site 1,026
Baggerseen an der Rheinberger Strasse Landscape Protection Area 23 protected area contained by site 23
Baggersee bei Menzelen-Ost Landscape Protection Area 23 protected area contained by site 23
Baerler Leitgraben, Lohkanal Landscape Protection Area 92 protected area overlaps with site 77
Auesee Wesel Landscape Protection Area 178 protected area contained by site 178
Aspeler-Schmales Meer Landscape Protection Area 48 protected area contained by site 48
An der Strasse Zur Bauernschaft u. im Bereich noerdlich Landscape Protection Area 129 protected area overlaps with site 124
An der Plank Landscape Protection Area 15 protected area contained by site 15
Alter Hafen Landscape Protection Area 20 protected area overlaps with site 18
Aaper Vennekes Nature Reserve 75 protected area overlaps with site 73

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land, Urban parks and gardens -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Rhine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2018.