Ekelmoor (moorlands near Sittensen)

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1990-2000 8 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC winter 1990-2000 2 individuals C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wümmeniederung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,579 protected area overlaps with site 765
Tister Bauernmoor Naturschutzgebiet 569 protected area contained by site 570
Obere Wümmeniederung Landschaftschutzgebiet 651 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Moore bei Sittensen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,929 protected area overlaps with site 1,368
Ekelmoor Naturschutzgebiet 638 protected area contained by site 652

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ekelmoor (moorlands near Sittensen). Downloaded from on 21/10/2020.