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Elbe lowlands between Schnackenburg and Lauenburg


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Flood-plain of the slow-flowing River Elbe with remnant riverine forests, oxbow lakes, wet grassland, flooded meadows and dunes.



Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis. The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 Grus grus regularly pass. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Anser erythropus (wintering).



Protected areas
National Partial International PartialIBA overlaps with several Nature Reserves. IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area (Elbniederung von Schnackenburg bis Lauenburg inkl. Amt Neuhaus, 27,808 ha) and Ramsar Site (Elbniederung von Schnackenburg bis Lauenburg inkl. Amt Neuhaus, 7,560 ha).




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Elbe lowlands between Schnackenburg and Lauenburg. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/01/2022.