|Central coordinates||11o 38.00' East 53o 28.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6, C7|
|Year of IBA assessment||2002|
Ornithological information Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (breeding).
Site description Part of a large (c.10,000 ha) lowland marsh on the River Elde, including several fish-pond complexes and extensive meadow- land. The ponds are generally 20-100 ha in extent and 1 m in depth. The shores are mainly unvegetated, although there are some areas of reedbed (Phragmites) and vegetated islands. The wet meadows hold Carex and Phalaris and are dissected by a network of ditches.
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Fischteiche in der Lewitz||Nature Reserve||1,766||protected area contained by site||1,766|
|Friedrichsmoor||Nature Reserve||170||protected area contained by site||170|
|Lewitz (Ludwigslust)||Landscape Protection Area||6,700||protected area contained by site||6,700|
|Lewitz (Parchim)||Landscape Protection Area||10,100||protected area overlaps with site||8,452|
|Lewitz - DE2535402||Birds Directive||16,470||protected area overlaps with site||14,691|
|Lewitz Ponds||Landscape Protected Area||10,400||unknown||0|
|Neustädter See - DE2635304||Habitats Directive||154||protected area contained by site||154|
|Töpferberg||Nature Reserve||14||protected area contained by site||14|
|Wälder in der Lewitz - DE2535302||Habitats Directive||999||protected area overlaps with site||911|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Intensification of fish-farming has resulted in a reduction in the area of reedbed.
Protection status National Partial International HighIBA overlaps with Landscape Protected Area. IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lewitz. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2013
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