Griese Gegend

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
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).

IBA Protection

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Griese Gegend. Downloaded from on 21/09/2023.