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Location Luxembourg, Canton de Grevenmacher,Canton de Luxembourg,Canton de Remich
Central coordinates 6o 20.00' East  49o 38.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 1,405 ha
Altitude 180 - 331m
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
Milvus migrans breeding  1997-2009  2-3 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  2000-2009  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2009 medium near favourable negligible
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Artificial - terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves  0 0 very poor (< 40%) very poor (< 40%) very unfavourable
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Lanius collurio Red-backed Shrike 20 15 breeding pairs 75 near favourable
Lanius excubitor Great Grey Shrike 7 5 breeding pairs 72 near favourable

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


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  50%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  45%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  4%
Shrubland Scrub  1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 50%
agriculture 43%
forestry 5%
hunting 20%
Notes: estimation

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Region of Schuttrange, Canach, Lenningen and Gostingen. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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