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Bastau lowlands


IBA Justification

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
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2001 3-6 breeding pairs C6
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1997 2 breeding pairs C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1997 1 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Vogelschutzgebiet 'Bastauniederung' Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,501 protected area contained by site 2,505
Rüdesheimer Aue Naturschutzgebiet 29 protected area overlaps with site 29
Rheinauen Bingen Erbach Nature Reserve 475 protected area contained by site 475
NSG Neuenbaumer Moor Naturschutzgebiet 114 protected area contained by site 115
NSG Grosses Torfmoor Naturschutzgebiet 515 protected area contained by site 515
NSG Freimoor Naturschutzgebiet 2 protected area contained by site 2
NSG Bastauwiesen Naturschutzgebiet 1,806 protected area contained by site 1,802
NSG Altes Moor Naturschutzgebiet 61 protected area contained by site 0
Mariannenaue Naturschutzgebiet 196 protected area overlaps with site 196
LSG-Feuchtwiesen Landschaftschutzgebiet 231 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG-Allgemeine Landschaftsschutzgebiete Landschaftschutzgebiet 4,681 protected area overlaps with site 782
Großes Torfmoor; Altes Moor Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 605 protected area contained by site 606
Feuchtwiesen Landscape Protection Area 231 protected area overlaps with site 123
Altes Moor Naturschutzgebiet 34 protected area overlaps with site 61

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bastau lowlands. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/bastau-lowlands-iba-germany on 28/02/2024.