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Ribe Holme and meadows at Kongeåen This is an IBA in danger! 


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1994 300 breeding pairs B1i, B3, C2
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1994 20,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1994 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii, C4

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 very high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (unknown use) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Other other threat happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vadehavet med Ribe Å; Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 134,760 protected area overlaps with site 721
Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 112,700 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Vadehavet Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 150,482 protected area contains site 6,660
Vadehavet Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 115,671 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Tønder Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 11,737 protected area is adjacent to site 0
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,143,403 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Tange Bakker Fredet ved afgørelse, exl. Kirkeomgivelser 62 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sneum Å og Holsted Ådal Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 570 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ribe Holme og enge med Kongeåens udløb Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,701 protected area contained by site 6,256
Nationalpark Vadehavet Nationalpark 146,600 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kongeå Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 805 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Esbjerg Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 6,400 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ballum og Husum Enge og Kamper Strandenge Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,287 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Unknown -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
unknown -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ribe Holme and meadows at Kongeåen. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/08/2020.