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Valley of River Ems


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1990-1999 360 individuals C2, C6
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 1990-1999 2,401 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC winter 1990-1999 8,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1990-1999 26,020 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1990-1999 46 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1990-1999 26,020 individuals A4iii, C4

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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tunxdorf-Nenndorf-Rhede/Brook Landschaftschutzgebiet 619 protected area contained by site 0
Rhede-Flaar Landschaftschutzgebiet 346 protected area contained by site 0
Natura 2000-Emsauen zwischen Salzbergen und Papenburg Landscape Protection Area 6,862 protected area overlaps with site 0
Emstal von Lathen bis Papenburg Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,574 protected area overlaps with site 3,961
Emstal Landscape Protection Area 346 protected area overlaps with site 4,024
Emstal Landschaftschutzgebiet 13,520 protected area overlaps with site 0
Emsauen zwischen Herbrum und Vellage Naturschutzgebiet 876 protected area contained by site 0
Emsaltwasser bei Vellage Nature Reserve 185 protected area overlaps with site 193
Ems Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,217 protected area overlaps with site 2,704
Brualer Hammrich Naturschutzgebiet 174 protected area contained by site 0
Borsum-Heede-Schukenbrock Landschaftschutzgebiet 546 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valley of River Ems. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2022.