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Donau-Auen and Donau-Ried: Höchstädt - Donauwörth


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A diverse landscape in the Danube valley with oxbow lakes, wet meadows, bogs and riverine forests. The area is used for agriculture, gravel extraction, wildfowl hunting and angling.



Key biodiversity
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).



Protected areas
National Partial International None7 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Altwasser bei Donauworth, 7 ha). 11 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Altwasser bei Rettingen, 11 ha). 1,095 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Donauauen zwischen Blindheim und Tapfheim, 1,095 ha). 142 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Mertinger Hölle, NSG, 142 ha). 46 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Neugeschüttwörth, Naturwaldreservat, 46 ha).




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Donau-Auen and Donau-Ried: Höchstädt - Donauwörth. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2019.