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Location Luxembourg, Canton de Clervaux,Canton de Wiltz
Central coordinates 6o 1.00' East  49o 59.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 5,955 ha
Altitude 250 - 510m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Letzebuerger natur-A Vulleschutz-Liga

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  1990-2008  10-30 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  2000-2009  2-5 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2009 medium very unfavourable negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - small-holder plantations happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  3500 2557 74 poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Bonasa bonasia Hazel Grouse 30 10 breeding pairs 34 very unfavourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hoscheid-Molberlay Sites and Monuments 162 protected area overlaps with site 162  
Lellingen-freng / Baerel Forest Reserve 364 protected area overlaps with site 364  
Reuler / Clervaux - Irbech Humid Zone 427 protected area overlaps with site 350  
Vallée de la Sûre moyenne de Esch/Sûre àDIrbach Protected Area 351 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Vallée de la Sûre, de la Wiltz et de la Lellegerbaach Protected Area 253 protected area overlaps with site 107  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  61%
Shrubland Scrub  4%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  32%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  3%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 97%
hunting major
Notes: hunting infrastructures are frequent;
rangeland/pastureland 3%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Region Kiischpelt. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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