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Werra lowlands near Wanfried and Eschwege


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
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1997-2000 1 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 2000 4 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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Werraaue Treffurt Naturschutzgebiet 68 protected area is adjacent to site 1
Werraaltarm und Werraaue bei Albungen Naturschutzgebiet 26 protected area overlaps with site 21
Werraaltarm bei Schwebda Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8 protected area overlaps with site 5
Werra-Altarm bei Schwebda Naturschutzgebiet 8 protected area overlaps with site 6
Werra- und Wehretal Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 24,494 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mönchesrieth bei Grebendorf Naturschutzgebiet 18 protected area contained by site 18
Mertelstal - Heldrastein Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 251 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Meissner-Kaufunger-Wald Nature Park 42,216 protected area overlaps with site 217
Kiesteich unter der Aue'schen Kugel Naturschutzgebiet 9 protected area contained by site 9
Kiesteich bei Frieda Naturschutzgebiet 7 protected area contained by site 7
Jestädter Weinberg / Werraaltarm u. -aue bei Albungen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 86 protected area overlaps with site 63
Jestädter Weinberg Naturschutzgebiet 60 protected area overlaps with site 48
Frankenloch bei Heldra Naturschutzgebiet 9 protected area overlaps with site 6
Frankenloch bei Heldra Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9 protected area overlaps with site 0
Auenverbund Werra Landschaftschutzgebiet 3,841 protected area overlaps with site 1,372


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Werra lowlands near Wanfried and Eschwege. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2021.