Hunte lowlands near Oldenburg

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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1990-1999 35 individuals C2
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 1990-1999 255 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2

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)
Oldenburg - Rasteder Geestrand Landschaftschutzgebiet 1,230 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Moorhauser Polder Naturschutzgebiet 98 protected area contained by site 99
Mittlere und Untere Hunte (mit Barneführer Holz und Schreensmoor) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 574 protected area overlaps with site 54
Hunteniederung Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,080 protected area overlaps with site 807
Bornhorster Huntewiesen Naturschutzgebiet 347 protected area contained by site 350
Alte Hunte Landschaftschutzgebiet 10 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hunte lowlands near Oldenburg. Downloaded from on 30/06/2022.