DE266
Danube valley: Neu-Ulm - Lauingen incl. Faiminger Stausee, Donau-Moos, and Gundelfinger Moos


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description (baseline)
Dammed stretches and reservoirs along the Danube surrounded by riverine forest and meadows.



Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more non-breeding waterbirds, on a regular basis, including Anas platyrhynchos (15,000) and Aythya fuligula (6,000). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (passage), Crex crex (breeding), Acrocephalus paludicola (passage).



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site is threatened by the extraction of water and gravel, intensification of agriculture, tourism, and the construction of a new railway line.



Protected areas
National Partial International PartialIBA overlaps with Landscape Protected Area and three Nature Reserves. IBA overlaps with Ramsar Site.




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Danube valley: Neu-Ulm - Lauingen incl. Faiminger Stausee, Donau-Moos, and Gundelfinger Moos. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3362 on 30/05/2023.