IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ruttebüller See Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 55 protected area overlaps with site 13
Gotteskoog-Gebiet Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 892 protected area contained by site 804

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gotteskoogsee. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.