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Hessian Rothaar mountains


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
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1997-2000 4 breeding pairs 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)
Vogelschutzgebiet 'Medebacher Bucht' Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 13,849 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sackpfeife Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,890 protected area contained by site 1,879
Rothaargebirge Nature Park 135,500 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Riedgraben Naturschutzgebiet 77 protected area contained by site 77
Oberlauf des Linspherbaches Naturschutzgebiet 111 protected area contained by site 111
Obere Lahn und Wetschaft mit Nebengewässern Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 379 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Obere Eder Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,335 protected area overlaps with site 1,349
nw_LSG-4815-088 Landscape Protection Area 29,942 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nuhnewiesen; Wache und Dreisbachtal Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 325 protected area overlaps with site 84
NSG Ziegenberg Naturschutzgebiet 2 protected area overlaps with site 0
NSG Wache Naturschutzgebiet 111 protected area overlaps with site 0
NSG Vordere Winterseite Naturschutzgebiet 8 protected area overlaps with site 0
NSG Viehweide Brunkel Naturschutzgebiet 14 protected area is adjacent to site 0
NSG Unkenbachtal Naturschutzgebiet 5 protected area is adjacent to site 0
NSG Olfetal Naturschutzgebiet 12 protected area overlaps with site 0
NSG Nuhnewiesen Naturschutzgebiet 165 protected area overlaps with site 0
NSG Magergruenland Richstein Naturschutzgebiet 169 protected area overlaps with site 0
NSG Lohgraben-Herzgraben Naturschutzgebiet 12 protected area overlaps with site 0
NSG Herzgraben Naturschutzgebiet 1 protected area is adjacent to site 0
NSG Heckenlandschaft Braunshausen Naturschutzgebiet 80 protected area overlaps with site 0
NSG Hallenberger Wald Naturschutzgebiet 875 protected area is adjacent to site 0
NSG Eder Naturschutzgebiet 120 protected area is adjacent to site 0
NSG An der Gemeine Naturschutzgebiet 18 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nitzelbachtal Naturschutzgebiet 81 protected area contained by site 81
Magergruenland suedlich Hallenberg Landscape Protection Area 47 protected area is adjacent to site 0
LSG-Wehlenbachtal und Heidebachtal Landschaftschutzgebiet 76 protected area is adjacent to site 0
LSG-Medebacher Sueden: Talraeume und Hangflaeche um Berge und Dreislar Landschaftschutzgebiet 665 protected area is adjacent to site 0
LSG-Medebach Landschaftschutzgebiet 4,468 protected area is adjacent to site 0
LSG-Magergruenland suedlich Hallenberg Landschaftschutzgebiet 46 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG-Kulturlandschaftskomplex Berge - Dreislar Landschaftschutzgebiet 119 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG-Kronhuegel Landschaftschutzgebiet 3 protected area contained by site 0
LSG-Hallenberger Waldlandschaft Landschaftschutzgebiet 2,321 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG-Hallenberger Huegelland Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,038 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG-Gruenland suedlich der Wache Landschaftschutzgebiet 44 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG-Gruenland nordwestlich der Wasserlehne Landschaftschutzgebiet 32 protected area overlaps with site 0
LSG-Bad Laasphe Landschaftschutzgebiet 11,337 protected area is adjacent to site 0
LSG-Bad Berleburg Landschaftschutzgebiet 20,644 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lindenhöfer Bach Naturschutzgebiet 92 protected area contained by site 92
Lahnhänge zwischen Biedenkopf und Marburg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,457 protected area overlaps with site 3,437
Lahn-Dill-Bergland Nature Park 87,405 protected area overlaps with site 4,272
Hommershäuser Heide Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 39 protected area contained by site 38
Hirschbachseite und Eifaer Berg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 86 protected area contained by site 83
Hessisches Rothaargebirge Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 27,273 protected area overlaps with site 25,179
Hallenberger Waldlandschaft Landscape Protection Area 2,326 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hallenberger Wald Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,249 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hallenberger Huegelland Landscape Protection Area 1,041 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Haasenblick Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,223 protected area contained by site 1,110
Grünland zwischen Binsenbach und Burghelle Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 22 protected area overlaps with site 20
Gruenland nordwestlich der Wasserlehne Landscape Protection Area 32 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Fledermaus-Winterquartier Tunnel Dodenau Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1 protected area contained by site 1
Finkental und Magergrünland bei Didoll Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 55 protected area overlaps with site 6
Elbrighäuser Bach Naturschutzgebiet 145 protected area contained by site 145
Eichelpfühl Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 20 protected area contained by site 19
Ederknie am Auhammer bei Battenberg Naturschutzgebiet 79 protected area overlaps with site 88
Ederaue bei Hatzfeld Naturschutzgebiet 12 protected area contained by site 12
Ederaue Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,096 protected area overlaps with site 566
Eder zwischen Erndtebrück und Beddelhausen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 134 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Burgberg Battenberg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 28 protected area overlaps with site 0
Breite Heide bei Hatzfeld Naturschutzgebiet 18 protected area contained by site 18
Breite Heide bei Hatzfeld Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 18 protected area contained by site 17
Battenfelder Driescher Naturschutzgebiet 33 protected area contained by site 33
Battenfelder Driescher Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 32 protected area contained by site 31
Auenverbund Eder Landschaftschutzgebiet 4,506 protected area overlaps with site 0
Auenverbund Eder Landscape Protection Area 4,900 protected area overlaps with site 905

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hessian Rothaar mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.