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Lower Saxonian North Sea off the East Frisian Islands


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
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata LC winter 1990-2000 2,100 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC winter 1990-2000 5,000 individuals B1i, C3
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC passage 1990-2000 70 individuals C6
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC passage 1990-2000 1,400 individuals C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1990-2000 min 20,000 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wattenmeer, Ostfriesisches Wattenmeer & Dollart Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 121,620 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waddensea of Lower Saxony UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 240,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,143,403 protected area overlaps with site 26,529
Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer und angrenzendes Küstenmeer Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 354,882 protected area overlaps with site 62,259
Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 258,800 protected area overlaps with site 0
Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer Nationalpark 345,000 protected area overlaps with site 26,603
Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 276,956 protected area overlaps with site 27,778
Küstenmeer vor den Ostfriesischen Inseln Nature Reserve 53,500 protected area overlaps with site 35,193
Borkum Riff Naturschutzgebiet 10,125 protected area overlaps with site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Saxonian North Sea off the East Frisian Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2022.