LU004
Valley of the Ernze Blanche


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1995-1998 1 breeding pairs C7

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)
2009 high unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Grassland Humid grasslands 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Grassland Humid grasslands 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

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 Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vallée de l'Ernz Blanche de Bourglinster à Fischbach Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 759 protected area overlaps with site 219
Vallée de l'Ernz Blanche de Bourglinster à Fischbach Zones protégées d'intérêt communautaire - Zones Oiseaux ZPS 227 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vallée de l'Ernz blanche Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,014 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Vallée de l'Ernz blanche Zones protégées d'intérêt communautaire - Zones Habitats ZSC 2,014 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pelouses calcaires de la région de Junglinster Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,507 protected area overlaps with site 126
Pelouses calcaires de la région de Junglinster Zones protégées d'intérêt communautaire - Zones Habitats ZSC 1,507 protected area overlaps with site 126
Parc Naturel Mëllerdall / Naturpark Mëllerdall Nature Park 25,628 protected area overlaps with site 0
Koedange-Reimeschbierg Divers Nature Reserve 520 protected area overlaps with site 130
Amberkneppchen (Junglinster) Zones protégées d'intérêt national - Réserve naturelle 55 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation, Rivers and streams -
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest, Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valley of the Ernze Blanche. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2021.