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|
|European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus||LC||breeding||1994-1998||30 breeding pairs||C6|
|Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus||LC||breeding||1994-1998||5 breeding pairs||C6|
|Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris||LC||breeding||1994-1998||4 breeding pairs||C6|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Mecklenburgisches Elbetal||Landscape Protection Area||37,065||protected area overlaps with site||550|
|Mecklenburgisches Elbetal||Nature Park||42,600||protected area overlaps with site||568|
|Mecklenburgisches Elbetal||Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)||28,550||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Lübtheener Heide und Trebser Moor||Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)||1,514||protected area overlaps with site||1,373|
|Lübtheener Heide||Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)||6,422||protected area overlaps with site||6,417|
|Flusslandschaft Elbe||UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve||374,432||protected area overlaps with site||574|
|Biosphärenreservat Flusslandschaft Elbe Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - Entwicklungszone||Landscape Protection Area||40,359||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Biosphärenreservat Flusslandschaft Elbe Mecklenburg-Vorpommern||Nature Reserve||1,464||protected area overlaps with site||0|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Griese Gegend. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/griese-gegend-iba-germany on 21/09/2023.