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Rhine flats Kehl-Helmlingen


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
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1990-2000 220-2,600 individuals B1i, C3
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC passage 1990-2000 200-760 individuals C3
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1982 1 breeding pairs C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 1990-2000 36 breeding pairs C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 1990-2000 13 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 1998 123 breeding pairs B3, C6

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Westliches Hanauer Land Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,377 protected area overlaps with site 949
Roßwört (3 Teilgebiete) Landschaftschutzgebiet 6 protected area contained by site 6
Roßwört Naturschutzgebiet 13 protected area contained by site 14
Rhine flats: Kehl -- Helmlingen Nature Reserve 197 unknown 0
Rhine flats: Kehl -- Helmlingen Landscape Protected Area 250 unknown 0
Rheinniederung von der Rench- bis zur Murgmündung Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,105 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rheinniederung und Hardtebene zwischen Lichtenau und Iffezheim Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,832 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rheinniederung Kehl - Helmlingen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,134 protected area contained by site 2,008
Rheinauewald Diersheim Landschaftschutzgebiet 246 protected area contained by site 250
Östliches Hanauer Land Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,409 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mittelgrund Helmlingen Naturschutzgebiet 103 protected area contained by site 102
Hinterwörth-Laast Naturschutzgebiet 82 protected area contained by site 82

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rhine flats Kehl-Helmlingen. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/04/2021.