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Saale-Elster valley


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
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1996 15-40 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 2001 2-9 breeding pairs C6
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC breeding 2001 1 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC resident 1996 3-4 breeding pairs C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC resident 1996 1 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC resident 1996 25-30 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 1999 1 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT breeding 2001 38-60 breeding pairs C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 2001 24-46 breeding pairs B2, C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC resident 1996 3-16 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC resident 1996 280-322 breeding pairs C6
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria LC resident 1996 36-70 breeding pairs C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC resident 1996 1 breeding pairs C6
Ficedula parva NR breeding 2001 2 breeding pairs 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)
Saaletal Landscape Protection Area 100 protected area overlaps with site 1,255
Saale-Elster-Aue südlich Halle Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,221 protected area overlaps with site 5,177
Saale-Elster-Aue bei Halle Nature Reserve 906 protected area contained by site 906
Saale-Elster valley Nature Reserve 900 unknown 0
Saale-, Elster-, Luppe-Aue zwischen Merseburg und Halle Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,756 protected area overlaps with site 1,912
Saale Landscape Protection Area 37,724 protected area overlaps with site 1,371
Rabeninsel und Saaleaue bei Böllberg Nature Reserve 91 protected area contained by site 91
Pfingstanger bei Wörmlitz Nature Reserve 126 protected area contained by site 126
Luppeaue bei Horburg und Zweimen Nature Reserve 379 protected area contained by site 379
Leipziger Auwald Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 85 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Leipziger Auwald Landscape Protection Area 5,897 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kiesgruben Wallendorf/Schladebach Landscape Protection Area 1,710 protected area overlaps with site 496
Floßgraben Landscape Protection Area 227 protected area overlaps with site 21
Feuchtgebiet im ehemaligen Tagebau Lochau Nature Reserve 101 protected area contained by site 101
Elsteraue bei Ermlitz Nature Reserve 152 protected area contained by site 152
Elster-Luppe-Aue Landscape Protection Area 4,380 protected area overlaps with site 2,136
Elster-Luppe-Aue Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 548 protected area overlaps with site 498
Abtei und Saaleaue bei Planena Nature Reserve 380 protected area contained by site 380

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Saale-Elster valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2019.