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Luxembourg, Canton de Remich
6o 21.00' East 49o 30.00' North
142 - 148m
Year of IBA assessment
Letzebuerger natur-A Vulleschutz-Liga
Site description This is the largest wetland area in Luxembourg, and includes the Moselle valley and gravel-pits. The site was included within a larger IBA (formerly LU002) in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).
Key Biodiversity The most important wetland in Luxembourg with records of over 230 bird species, including the only breeding site for Ixobrychus minutus. The site also holds breeding populations of Picus canus, Alcedo atthis and Lanius collurio, all listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive. The site is also of national importance for wintering birds including Botaurus stellaris, Mergus albellus and Falco peregrinus.
Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland
Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater
Artificial - terrestrial
Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves
Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland
Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research
Protection statusNational Partial International High100 ha of IBA overlap with Natural Reserve (Haff Réimech). 68 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Haff Réimech, 313 ha). 150 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area.
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