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Location Luxembourg, Canton d'Esch/Alzette,Canton de Luxembourg
Central coordinates 6o 12.00' East  49o 31.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 70 ha
Altitude 238 - 254m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Letzebuerger natur-A Vulleschutz-Liga

Site description An area of grassland which is flooded in winter, and cut for silage in the spring and summer. The site was included within a larger IBA (formerly LU002) in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2000-2009  300-1,200 individuals  medium  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Aspelt-Lannebur Humid Zone 69 protected area overlaps with site 69  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub  3%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  86%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  6%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  4%
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 4%
nature conservation and research minor
rangeland/pastureland 86%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aspelt - Lannebur, am Kessel. Downloaded from on 20/09/2014

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