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Location Luxembourg, Canton de Remich
Central coordinates 6o 21.00' East  49o 30.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 260 ha
Altitude 142 - 148m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

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).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Osprey Pandion haliaetus passage  2000-2009  2-10 individuals  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Smew Mergellus albellus winter  2000-2009  5-10 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  2000-2009  5-7 males only  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris winter  2000-2009  2-5 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana passage  2000-2009  4-8 individuals  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis resident  2000-2009  3-5 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  2000-2009  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Haff Réimech Natural Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 100  
Haff Réimech Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 313 protected area overlaps with site 68  
Haff Réimech - LU0002012 Birds Directive 260 is identical to site 260  
Region de la Moselle supérieure Protected Area 1,649 protected area overlaps with site 205  
Région de la Moselle supérieure - LU0001029 Habitats Directive 1,675 protected area overlaps with site 197  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub  13%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  41%
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  28%
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  8%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 7%
nature conservation and research major
tourism/recreation major
hunting minor
rangeland/pastureland 8%
Notes: Meadows

Protection status National 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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haff Réimech. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/08/2014

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