Rhine flats Altlußheim-Mannheim

Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C3, C6 (2002)
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Area: 4,504 ha

Protection status:

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
Part of the lower Rhine flood-plain which, as a result of embankment construction and river engineering, now only floods irregularly. Habitats include reed Phragmites-filled ditches, abandoned gravel- and clay-pits and riverine forests (mainly Populus sp. with Salix in inundated areas). Used primarily for agriculture, this IBA was known as `Insultheimer Hof: Ludwig-See und Im Schacher' (former site DE068) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rhine flats Altlußheim-Mannheim. Downloaded from on 11/04/2021.