Unteres Rhinluch-Dreetzer See / Havelländisches Luch / Belziger Landschaftswiesen

Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 15,805 ha

Protection status:

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
An area of flood-plain meadows and pastures dissected by ditches, with a few deciduous trees and bushes. The IBA has three separate parts: Belziger Landschaftswiesen (Bustard Protection Area), Havelländisches Luch, and Unteres Rhinluch/Dreetzer See.

Key biodiversity
Approximately 80% of the German Otis tarda population occurs in the site. The site holds more than 20,000 passage waterbirds on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (5-16 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Unteres Rhinluch-Dreetzer See / Havelländisches Luch / Belziger Landschaftswiesen. Downloaded from on 23/04/2021.