Steinhuder Meer

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A large, eutrophic lake (2,800 ha), surrounded by wet meadows and bogs.

Key biodiversity
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.

Protected areas
National None International HighIBA overlaps with Ramsar Site and Special Protection Area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Steinhuder Meer. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.