The Seeve area of the site is predominantly mesophile and humid grassland on peat soil, subject to periodic flooding. The Ilmenau area is a tidal-influenced marsh with mudflats, reedbeds (Phragmites) and mesophile grassland.
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Part of the area is a candidate Special Area for Coservation.
National None International NoneIBA overlaps with Special Protection Area (Winsener Elbmarsch).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Winsener Elbmarsch. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2022.