Upper Valley of the Alzette

Country/territory: Luxembourg

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2009)
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Area: 1,213 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed high
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Site description
Lowland hay-meadows that are flooded in winter, along a small stream with natural eutrophic lakes. The site was included within a larger IBA (formerly LU002) in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
This is the most important site for Crex crex in Luxembourg. Milvus migrans, Alcedo atthis and Lanius collurio, listed on Annex I of the Bird Directive, also breed.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Valley of the Alzette. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.