The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana||LC||breeding||1990-1999||116 breeding pairs||C6|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Sude mit Zuflüssen||Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)||2,520||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Schloßpark Ludwigslust mit anschließendem Bruch- und Mischwald sowie oberer Rögnitzniederung||Landschaftschutzgebiet||1,285||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Mittlere Sude||Landschaftschutzgebiet||3,433||protected area is adjacent to site||53|
|Hagenower Heide||Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)||2,871||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Feldmark Wöbbelin - Fahrbinde||Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)||1,326||protected area contained by site||1,330|
|Feldmark Rastow - Kraak||Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)||781||protected area contained by site||781|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Farmlands north of Ludwigslust. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/farmlands-north-of-ludwigslust-iba-germany on 03/10/2023.