Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2002)
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Area: 2,665 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
The IBA is a 43-km long and 3-4-km wide tidal fjord with fringing saltmarsh and sand-dunes (135 km of coastline in all). Human settlements, industrial plants and harbours are being developed along the shore and tourist boat traffic is increasing.

Key biodiversity
The site regularly holds more than 20,000 wintering waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Schlei. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023.