A large area of fish-ponds, established in the 11th-12th century, between the Rivers Saale and Weisse Elster. They have associated water-fringe vegetation, bogs and broadleaved deciduous forest.
This is an important site for breeding ducks, raptors and species associated with reedbeds.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plothen ponds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/07/2020.