CH005
Lowlands of Zurich and lower valley of the river Thur


Country/territory: Switzerland

IBA Criteria met: B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 22,915 ha

SVS/BirdLife Switzerland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 medium not assessed negligible
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Site summary
A lowland area of open river valleys with a mosaic of oak woodlands, marshland, agricultural land and small villages. An important site for breeding woodpeckers and raptors, and for wintering Red Kite. The main threats are from agricultural intensification and habitat destruction as a result of urban development.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lowlands of Zurich and lower valley of the river Thur. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/06/2022.