LU008
Upper Valley of the Alzette


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2000-2007 1-5 males C6
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC passage 2000-2009 3-5 individuals C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC non-breeding 2005-2009 1-15 individuals C6
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola VU passage 2005 2 individuals C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vallée supérieure de l'Alzette Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,230 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vallée supérieure de l'Alzette Zones protégées d'intérêt communautaire - Zones Oiseaux ZPS 1,055 protected area overlaps with site 0
Troine/Hoffelt-Sporbaach Humid Zone 67 protected area contained by site 67
Troine/Hoffelt - Sporbaach Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 74 protected area contained by site 68
Troine - Vallée de la Troine Protected Area 172 protected area overlaps with site 140
Streissel (Bettembourg) Zones protégées d'intérêt national - Réserve naturelle 36 protected area overlaps with site 35
Schifflange-Dumontshaff Humid Zone 149 protected area overlaps with site 147
Roeserbann (Roeser) Zones protégées d'intérêt national - Réserve naturelle 353 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hoffelt-Kaleburn Humid Zone 89 protected area contained by site 89
Hoffelt - Kaleburn Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 93 protected area contained by site 93
Foetz-am Bauch Humid Zone Buffer Zone 10 protected area overlaps with site 9
Brill (Schifflange) Zones protégées d'intérêt national - Réserve naturelle 20 protected area overlaps with site 20
Am Pudel (Schifflange) Zones protégées d'intérêt national - Réserve naturelle 15 protected area overlaps with site 0
Am Bauch (Mondercange) Zones protégées d'intérêt national - Réserve naturelle 31 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Beréngergrupp "Schëfflénger Brill" 1996
LNVL Roeserbann 1989
LNVL Schifflange 0
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local conservation groups please click here.

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations, Other urban and industrial areas, Arable land, Ruderal land -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs, Rivers and streams -
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest, Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
rangeland/pastureland -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Valley of the Alzette. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2020.