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Vesser valley Biosphere Reserve


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
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC resident 1996 2-4 breeding pairs C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1996 2 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC resident 1996 25 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1993 3 breeding pairs C6
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC resident 1996 10-15 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1996 1 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1995 2 breeding pairs C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 1994 4 breeding pairs C6
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva LC breeding 1996 1 breeding pairs 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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Werra bis Treffurt mit Zuflüssen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,260 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Vessertal - Thüringen Forest UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 17,098 protected area contains site 17,000
Vessertal Naturschutzgebiet 1,644 protected area contained by site 1,644
Thüringer Wald östlich Suhl mit Vessertal Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,729 protected area contained by site 3,729
Thüringer Wald Nature Park 208,200 protected area overlaps with site 214
Thüringer Wald Landschaftschutzgebiet 144,337 protected area is adjacent to site 14,442
Seiffartsburg Naturschutzgebiet 54 protected area contained by site 54
Schüßlersgrund (Zone I BR Vessertal - Thüringer Wald) Nature Reserve 48 protected area contained by site 48
Schneekopfmoor am Teufelskreis Naturschutzgebiet 48 protected area overlaps with site 47
Schneekopf - Schmücker Graben - Großer Beerberg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,106 protected area overlaps with site 112
Schleusegrund-Wiesen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 386 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Reifberg Naturschutzgebiet 15 protected area contained by site 15
Oberlauf der Zahmen Gera - Seiffartsburg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,015 protected area overlaps with site 74
Oberlauf der Gabeltäler Naturschutzgebiet 201 protected area contained by site 201
Mittlerer Thüringer Wald Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 18,372 protected area overlaps with site 15,715
Markttal und Morast Naturschutzgebiet 429 protected area contained by site 429
Harzgrund Naturschutzgebiet 14 protected area contained by site 14
Erle-Wiesen St. Kilian Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 101 protected area overlaps with site 39
Erbskopf - Marktal und Morast - Gabeltäler Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 734 protected area contained by site 734
Erbskopf Naturschutzgebiet 24 protected area contained by site 24
Bergwiesen um Schmiedefeld a. Rstg. mit Ziegensumpf Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 159 protected area contained by site 159
Beerbergmoor Naturschutzgebiet 34 protected area contained by site 34

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vesser valley Biosphere Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/05/2020.