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Farmlands Lich-Utphe


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 1997-2000 10 individuals C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1997-2000 3,500 individuals C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1997-2000 800 individuals C6
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC winter 1997-2000 5 individuals C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1997-2000 1 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC winter 1997-2000 10 individuals C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC passage 1997-2000 20 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wirtswiesen bei Lich Naturschutzgebiet 56 protected area contained by site 56
Wetterniederung bei Lich Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 365 protected area overlaps with site 243
Wetterau Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,690 protected area overlaps with site 1,218
Wälder und Flachwasserteiche östlich Lich Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 585 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Vogelsberg Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 63,645 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Eisenkaute von Inheiden Naturschutzgebiet 5 protected area overlaps with site 4
Auenverbund Wetterau Landscape Protection Area 7,400 protected area overlaps with site 295
Auenverbund Wetterau Landschaftschutzgebiet 7,369 protected area overlaps with site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Farmlands Lich-Utphe. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.