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Elbe lowlands between Schnackenburg and Lauenburg


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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1990-1999 2,714 individuals A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C6
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 1990-1999 1,462 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 1990-1999 289 individuals C2
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC winter 1990-1999 25,195 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1990-1999 57,696 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1990-1999 26 breeding pairs A1, C1
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1990-1999 9 breeding pairs C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1990-1999 850 individuals B1i, C2, C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1994 67 breeding pairs B2, C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1980-1989 4 breeding pairs C6
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 1990-1999 36 breeding pairs C6
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC passage 1990 12 individuals C6
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC passage 1990 5 individuals C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1990-1999 5 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1990-1999 28 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC winter 1990 50 individuals C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC winter 1990 5 individuals C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 1990-1999 1 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC breeding 1990-1999 39 breeding pairs C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1990-1999 6 breeding pairs C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 1990-1999 22 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC breeding 1990-1999 80 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1990-1999 297 breeding pairs C6
Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria LC breeding 1990-1999 53 breeding pairs C6
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra LC breeding 1990-1999 523 breeding pairs B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1990-1999 87,356 individuals A4iii, C4

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Werder Mödlich Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 155 protected area overlaps with site 105
Werder Kietz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 127 protected area overlaps with site 60
Werder Besandten Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 113 protected area is adjacent to site 53
Werder Besandten Naturschutzgebiet 113 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Unteres Elbtal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 53,220 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Togerwiesen bei Garlitz Nature Reserve 37 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sudeniederung zwischen Boizenburg und Besitz Nature Reserve 1,009 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sude mit Zuflüssen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,520 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Stecknitz-Delvenau-Niederung Naturschutzgebiet 615 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rüterberg Nature Reserve 418 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rögnitzwiesen bei Neu Lübtheen Nature Reserve 206 protected area overlaps with site 14
Rögnitzniederung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 582 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Niedersächsische Mittelelbe Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 34,010 protected area overlaps with site 32,936
Mecklenburgisches Elbetal Landscape Protection Area 37,065 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mecklenburgisches Elbetal Nature Park 42,600 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mecklenburgisches Elbetal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 28,550 protected area is adjacent to site 2,334
Lenzen-Wustrower Elbniederung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,000 protected area overlaps with site 135
Lauenburger Elbvorland Naturschutzgebiet 56 protected area overlaps with site 52
Lauen Naturschutzgebiet 6 protected area overlaps with site 0
Langendorfer Berg Landschaftschutzgebiet 2,120 protected area overlaps with site 73
Krainke von Quelle bis Mündung in die Sude Nature Reserve 21 protected area overlaps with site 3
In der Elbmarsch Landschaftschutzgebiet 28 protected area overlaps with site 31
Gewässersystem der Jeetzel mit Quellwäldern Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 583 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Garbe-Alandniederung Nature Reserve 1,934 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Flusslandschaft Elbe UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 374,432 protected area contains site 53,919
Elbufer-Drawehn Nature Park 115,994 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Elbtallandschaft und Sudeniederung bei Boizenburg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,650 protected area overlaps with site 483
Elbtallandschaft und Löcknitzniederung bei Dömitz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,364 protected area overlaps with site 73
Elbhöhen-Drawehn Landschaftschutzgebiet 37,066 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Elbhang Vierwald Nature Reserve 158 protected area overlaps with site 13
Elbeniederung zwischen Schnackenburg und Geesthacht Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 22,654 protected area overlaps with site 20,493
Elbe mit Hohem Elbufer von Tesperhude bis Lauenburg mit angr. Fl. Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 734 protected area overlaps with site 37
Elbe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,322 protected area is adjacent to site 414
Elbdeichvorland Jagel Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 33 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Elbdeichvorland Nature Reserve 143 protected area overlaps with site 9
Elbauen, Schnackenburg-Lauenburg Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 7,560 protected area overlaps with site 7,560
Brandenburgische Elbtalaue Landschaftschutzgebiet 53,343 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Biosphärenreservat Flusslandschaft Elbe Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - Entwicklungszone Landscape Protection Area 40,359 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Biosphärenreservat Flusslandschaft Elbe Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Nature Reserve 1,374 protected area overlaps with site 0
Biosphärenreservat Flusslandschaft Elbe Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Nature Reserve 590 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Biosphärenreservat Flusslandschaft Elbe Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Nature Reserve 1,607 protected area overlaps with site 0
Aland-Elbe-Niederung nördlich Seehausen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,573 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Aland-Elbe-Niederung Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,123 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Aland-Elbe-Niederung Naturschutzgebiet 6,009 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Aland-Elbe-Niederung Landschaftschutzgebiet 17,837 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Elbe lowlands between Schnackenburg and Lauenburg. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/01/2022.