Plothen ponds

Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: C7 (2002)
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Area: 2,350 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding ducks, raptors and species associated with reedbeds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plothen ponds. Downloaded from on 23/03/2023.