DE046
Usedom lagoon (Peenestrom, Achterwasser, Kleines Haff with Neuwarper See)


Country/territory: Germany

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 49,920 ha

Protection status:

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description
The site comprises a shallow bay, largely cut off from the sea apart from at three places. As a result the water is brackish. The water is nutrient-rich from rivers flowing into the lagoon.

Key biodiversity
The site regularly holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Usedom lagoon (Peenestrom, Achterwasser, Kleines Haff with Neuwarper See). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2019.