Valley of River Ems

Country/territory: Germany

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2002)
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Area: 8,487 ha

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union

Site description (baseline)
Mainly farmland with oxbow lakes, riverine forest and dry grassland.

Key biodiversity
The site regularly holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Valley of River Ems. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.