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Location Liechtenstein, Ruggell,Schellenberg
Central coordinates 9o 33.00' East  47o 16.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 90 ha
Altitude 430 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description An area of wet grassland and arable land with drainage ditches, scrub and a small expanse of open water, situated in the Rhine valley.

Key Biodiversity Supports the only breeding population of the globally threatened Crex crex in Liechtenstein, as well as breeding Coturnix coturnix, Saxicola rubetra and Lanius collurio. Circus cyaneus winters, and both Circus aeruginosus and Circus pygargus occur on passage.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  2 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ruggeller Riet Nature Reserve 91 protected area contained by site 90  
Ruggeller Riet Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 101 protected area contains site 90  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub  6%
Grassland Humid grasslands  67%
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  27%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 55%
nature conservation and research 30%
not utilised 15%

Protection status National High International High90 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Ruggeller Riet, 90 ha). 90 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Ruggeller Riet, 101 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ruggeller Riet, Talgebiet. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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