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|
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)|
|Landgraben- und Dummeniederung||Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)||4,931||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Flusslandschaft Elbe||UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve||374,432||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Elbufer-Drawehn||Nature Park||115,994||protected area contains site||4,851|
|Elbhöhen-Drawehn||Landschaftschutzgebiet||37,066||protected area contains site||4,851|
|Elbeniederung zwischen Schnackenburg und Geesthacht||Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)||22,654||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Drawehn||Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)||7,018||protected area overlaps with site||4,070|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Drawehn. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/drawehn-iba-germany on 02/10/2023.