Aland-Elbe-Niederung und Elbaue Jerichow

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Aland-Elbe-Niederung und Elbaue Jerichow

  • Country: 
    Germany
  • Site number: 
    1307
  • Area: 
    8,605 ha
  • Designation date: 
    21-02-2003
  • Coordinates: 
    52°45'N 11°49'E
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Overview

Aland-Elbe-Niederung und Elbaue Jerichow. 21/02/03; Sachsen-Anhalt; 8,605 hectares, 52°45'N 011°49'E. Biosphere Reserve, EU Special Protection Areas. Comprises two large parts of the floodplain of the Elbe river, including two EU Special Protection Areas and part of the Biosphere Reserve "Flusslandschaft Elbe". Both areas are composed of near-natural floodplain meadows, despite anthropogenic changes, with dynamic floodplain development and regular flooding occurring at a reduced level. The area is of outstanding importance for breeding, resting and wintering waterbirds, waders and grassland species. The site harbours large gatherings of Cygnus bewickii (2.7% of NW European flyway population), Cygnus Cygnus (2%), Anser fabalis (30%), Anser albifrons (2.5%), and Grus grus (6.6%). The area offers opportunities for research and education activities. Grassland habitat is maintained by mowing and grazing. Public water bodies are used mostly for fishing. Problems with waterbird hunting arise regularly. Ramsar site no. 1307. Most recent RIS information: 2003.

Administrative region: 
Sachsen-Anhalt

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
    • landscape reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    21-02-2003

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