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Lower reaches of River Weser, unembanked area


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 208 individuals C2
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 1990-1999 520 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC winter 1990-1999 1,383 individuals B1i, C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1990-1999 12,300 individuals B1i, C3
Anas crecca NR winter 1992 13,525 individuals B1i, C3
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC breeding 1990 3 breeding pairs C6
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC winter 1990-1999 110 individuals C2, C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1990 1 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1990-1999 15 breeding pairs C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 1990-1999 61 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1990-1998 28,046 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)
Weser zwischen Ochtummündung und Rekum Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 447 protected area is adjacent to site 24
Unterweser Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,512 protected area overlaps with site 0
Unterweser Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,839 protected area overlaps with site 3,420
Teichfledermaus-Gewässer im Raum Bremerhaven/Bremen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 449 protected area overlaps with site 62
Strohauser Vorländer und Plate Naturschutzgebiet 1,151 protected area overlaps with site 1,110
Strohauser Plate Landschaftschutzgebiet 26 protected area overlaps with site 16
Rechter Nebenarm der Weser Naturschutzgebiet 490 protected area contained by site 512
Nebenarme der Weser mit Strohauser Plate und Juliusplate Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,637 protected area overlaps with site 980
Bremen 1968 36. Änderung Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,536 protected area overlaps with site 91

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters, Mud flats and sand flats, Water fringe vegetation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower reaches of River Weser, unembanked area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/08/2022.