Year of compilation: 2000
A large, eutrophic lake (2,800 ha), surrounded by wet meadows and bogs.
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex
(10 breeding pairs).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Peat extraction and drainage are adversely affecting the IBA.
HighIBA overlaps with Ramsar Site and Special Protection Area.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Steinhuder Meer. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 29/01/2022.