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Location Luxembourg, Canton d'Esch/Alzette,Canton de Capellen,Canton de Luxembourg
Central coordinates 5o 59.00' East  49o 35.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 5,059 ha
Altitude 278 - 395m
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
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  2003-2009  10-16 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2007-2009  4 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  2000-2009  15-20 breeding pairs  medium  B3, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dahlem-Asselborner Muer Humid Zone 47 protected area contained by site 47  
Hautcharage-Boufferdanger Muer Humid Zone 22 protected area contained by site 22  
Hautcharage-Griechten Forest Reserve 251 protected area contained by site 251  
Lei (Bertrange) Protected Area 126 protected area contained by site 126  
Mondercange-Kazebaach Humid Zone 55 protected area contained by site 55  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  49%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  26%
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  25%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  minor
Shrubland   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 22%
tourism/recreation minor
Notes: estimation
nature conservation and research minor
Notes: estimation
agriculture 24%
hunting -
Notes: estimation
rangeland/pastureland 49%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Region of the Middle Lias. Downloaded from on 31/10/2014

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