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Lahn valley from Marburg to Wetzlar


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 1997-2000 5 individuals C6
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1997-2000 4-9 breeding pairs C6
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1998 1-2 breeding pairs C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1997-2000 500-1,000 individuals B1i, C2, C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC winter 1997 1-2 individuals C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC resident 1995 15-25 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zwester Ohm Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 32 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Wieseckaue und Josolleraue Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 650 protected area overlaps with site 270
Wieseckaue östlich Gießen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,611 protected area overlaps with site 274
Westspitze Dutenhofener See Nature Reserve 9 protected area overlaps with site 6
Waldgebiete zwischen Weitershain und Bersrod Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 574 protected area overlaps with site 41
Unterm Wolfsberg Nature Reserve 10 protected area overlaps with site 2
Totenberg Landscape Protection Area 27 protected area overlaps with site 6
Lumdatal bei Allendorf Nature Reserve 8 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lahntal zwischen Marburg und Gießen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 599 protected area overlaps with site 758
Lahntal zwischen Marburg und Gießen Landscape Protection Area 743 protected area overlaps with site 540
Lahnaue zwischen Atzbach, Dutenhofen und Heuchelheim Nature Reserve 215 protected area contained by site 216
Lahnaue zwischen Atzbach und Gießen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 369 protected area contained by site 371
Lahnaue zwischen Atzbach und Gießen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 313,513 protected area overlaps with site 591
Lahnaltarm von Bellnhausen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 16 protected area overlaps with site 11
Lahnaltarm von Bellnhausen Nature Reserve 16 protected area overlaps with site 10
Lahn valley from Marburg to Wetzlar Landscape Protected Area 12,400 unknown 0
Kiessee am Oberwasen bei Naunheim Nature Reserve 12 protected area contained by site 11
Auloch von Dutenhofen und Sändchen von Atzbach Nature Reserve 17 protected area overlaps with site 16
Auenverbund Lahn-Ohm Landscape Protection Area 5,900 protected area overlaps with site 359
Auenverbund Lahn-Dill Landscape Protection Area 4,500 protected area overlaps with site 1,610

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lahn valley from Marburg to Wetzlar. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/01/2020.