Haff Réimech

Country/territory: Luxembourg

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2009)
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Area: 260 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2009 low favourable high
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Site description
This is the largest wetland area in Luxembourg, and includes the Moselle valley and gravel-pits. The site was included within a larger IBA (formerly LU002) in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
The most important wetland in Luxembourg with records of over 230 bird species, including the only breeding site for Ixobrychus minutus. The site also holds breeding populations of Picus canus, Alcedo atthis and Lanius collurio, all listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive. The site is also of national importance for wintering birds including Botaurus stellaris, Mergus albellus and Falco peregrinus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haff Réimech. Downloaded from on 08/03/2021.