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Lower Elbe valley


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 1,900 individuals A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C6
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1990-1999 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC passage 1990-1999 350 individuals C2, C6
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1990-1999 35,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1997 17,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 1990-1999 400 individuals B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 1990-1999 600 individuals B1i, C3
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC resident 1997 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1990-1999 5-21 breeding pairs C1
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC resident 1997 5-10 breeding pairs B1i
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC resident 1997 2-5 breeding pairs C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 1990-1999 4,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1990-1999 30-32 breeding pairs C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1990-1999 110 breeding pairs B2, C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1997 2 breeding pairs B1i, C2
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1990-1999 4,200 individuals C6
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus NT passage 1990-1999 77,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1990-1999 1 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1990-1999 30-35 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC passage 1997 29 individuals C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 1990-1999 3 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC breeding 1990-1999 50-80 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1990-1999 300-400 breeding pairs C6
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos LC breeding 1990-1999 800-1,500 breeding pairs B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1991-1999 137,050 individuals A4iii, C4

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)
Wittenberge-Rühstädter Elbniederung Nature Reserve 2,124 protected area contained by site 2,124
Werder Mödlich Ergänzung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 47 protected area contained by site 47
Werder Mödlich Nature Reserve 155 protected area overlaps with site 146
Werder Mödlich Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 155 protected area overlaps with site 121
Werder Kietz Nature Reserve 127 protected area contained by site 127
Werder Kietz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 127 protected area overlaps with site 105
Werder Besandten Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 113 protected area overlaps with site 76
Werder Besandten Nature Reserve 113 protected area overlaps with site 110
Unteres Elde- und Meynbachtal Landscape Protection Area 4,156 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Unteres Elbtal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,583 protected area overlaps with site 50,444
Untere Stepenitzniederung und Jeetzbach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 951 protected area overlaps with site 895
Untere Rhinowwiesen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 395 protected area overlaps with site 351
Untere Löcknitzniederung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 348 protected area overlaps with site 249
Untere Havel Landscape Protection Area 28,597 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Stavenower Wald Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 324 protected area overlaps with site 220
Silge Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,521 protected area contained by site 1,521
Rambower Torfmoor Nature Reserve 411 protected area contained by site 411
Rambower Moor Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 448 protected area contained by site 448
Quitzöbler Dünengebiet Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 142 protected area overlaps with site 132
Plattenburg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 352 protected area contained by site 352
Plattenburg Nature Reserve 352 protected area contained by site 352
Perleberger Schießplatz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 357 protected area contained by site 357
NSG Heideweiher Nature Reserve 1 protected area contained by site 1
Niedersächsische Mittelelbe Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 32,180 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nausdorfer Moor Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 161 protected area overlaps with site 148
Mörickeluch Nature Reserve 11 protected area contained by site 11
Mörickeluch Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11 protected area contained by site 11
Mittlere und Obere Löcknitz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 389 protected area overlaps with site 318
Mendeluch Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 24 protected area contained by site 24
Mendeluch Nature Reserve 24 protected area contained by site 24
Mecklenburgisches Elbetal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 755 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mecklenburgisches Elbetal Landscape Protection Area 37,065 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mecklenburgisches Elbetal Nature Park 42,600 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Löcknitztal-Altlauf Nature Reserve 235 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lenzen-Wustrower Elbniederung Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,000 protected area overlaps with site 1,001
Lenzen-Wustrower Elbniederung Nature Reserve 999 protected area contained by site 999
Lennewitzer Eichen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 181 protected area contained by site 181
Kuhwinkel Nature Reserve 55 protected area contained by site 55
Krötenluch Nature Reserve 9 protected area contained by site 9
Kranichteich Nature Reserve 4 protected area contained by site 4
Krähenfuß Nature Reserve 29 protected area contained by site 29
Krähenfuß Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 157 protected area overlaps with site 139
Karthane Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 458 protected area overlaps with site 432
Karthan Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 219 protected area contained by site 219
Jackel Nature Reserve 348 protected area contained by site 348
Jackel Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 348 protected area contained by site 348
Havel nördlich Havelberg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 213 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Garbe-Alandniederung Nature Reserve 1,934 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gandower Schweineweide Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 214 protected area contained by site 214
Gandower Schweineweide Nature Reserve 79 protected area contained by site 79
Gadow Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 413 protected area contained by site 413
Gadow Nature Reserve 422 protected area overlaps with site 411
Flusslandschaft Elbe UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 374,432 protected area contains site 53,110
Elbtallandschaft und Löcknitzniederung bei Dömitz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,363 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Elbeniederung zwischen Schnackenburg und Geesthacht Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 22,654 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Elbe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,322 protected area overlaps with site 1,026
Elbdeichvorland Jagel Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 33 protected area contained by site 33
Elbdeichvorland Nature Reserve 143 protected area overlaps with site 686
Elbdeichvorland Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,271 protected area contained by site 1,271
Elbdeichhinterland Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,951 protected area contained by site 1,951
Elbdeichhinterland Nature Reserve 816 protected area contained by site 816
Elbaue Wootz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 201 protected area overlaps with site 150
Elbaue Werben und Alte Elbe Kannenberg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,212 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Elbaue Jerichow Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,937 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Elbaue Beuster-Wahrenberg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,919 protected area overlaps with site 459
Eibaue Beuster-Wahrenberg Nature Reserve 2,128 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cederbach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 148 protected area overlaps with site 18
Brandenburgische Elbtalaue Landscape Protection Area 53,344 protected area overlaps with site 52,639
Aland-Elbe-Niederung nördlich Seehausen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,573 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Aland-Elbe-Niederung Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,018 protected area overlaps with site 535

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Elbe valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/11/2019.