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Location Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Central coordinates 8o 19.00' East  51o 36.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 57,675 ha
Altitude 60 - 400m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union



Site description Arable land with dry valleys and native broadleaved deciduous forest.

Key Biodiversity Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Otis tarda (10 wintering individuals).

IBA Monitoring

2013 high not assessed medium
unset
Unknown

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Agrar- und Waldbereich entlang der Poeppelsche Landscape Protection Area 201 protected area contained by site 201  
Agrarb. entl. d. Sonneborn- Welsch-, Bornbach Landscape Protection Area 100 protected area contained by site 100  
Agrarbereiche entlang des Hoinkhauser Bachtals Landscape Protection Area 362 protected area contained by site 362  
Agrarbereiche im Ber. Poeppelsche suedl. A44 Landscape Protection Area 315 protected area contained by site 315  
Ahse noerdlich Lohne Nature Reserve 37 protected area contained by site 37  
Ahseniederung Oestinghausen Nature Reserve 40 protected area overlaps with site 25  
Altkreis Bueren Landscape Protection Area 20,282 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Arnsberger Wald Nature Park 48,200 protected area overlaps with site 1,222  
Bittinger Talzug, Bilmer Grund Landscape Protection Area 142 protected area overlaps with site 26  
Brockbusch Nature Reserve 49 protected area contained by site 49  
Ehemalige Klaerteiche bei Hattrop Nature Reserve 37 protected area contained by site 37  
Eichen-Buchenwald bei Haus Duesse Nature Reserve 9 protected area contained by site 9  
Eichen-Hainbuchenwald noerdllich Anroechte Nature Reserve 7 protected area contained by site 7  
Eringerfelder Wald und Prövenholz - DE4416302 Habitats Directive 398 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Eringerfelder Wald-Nord und Westerschledde Nature Reserve 363 protected area overlaps with site 50  
Eringerfelder Wald-Sued Nature Reserve 212 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Forst Schwarzenraben Landscape Protection Area 180 protected area overlaps with site 49  
Froemern-Ost Landscape Protection Area 193 protected area overlaps with site 34  
Froendenberg-Ost Landscape Protection Area 803 protected area overlaps with site 43  
Gerlinger Grund Landscape Protection Area 175 protected area contained by site 175  
Gieseler Landscape Protection Area 76 protected area overlaps with site 55  
Grosse und kleine Wand Landscape Protection Area 188 protected area overlaps with site 184  
Gueller Bach - Lobbenbach Nature Reserve 45 protected area overlaps with site 29  
Haus Düsse - DE4315305 Habitats Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Heder mit Thüler Moorkomplex - DE4317303 Habitats Directive 451 protected area overlaps with site 26  
Hederwiesen Nature Reserve 102 protected area overlaps with site 1  
Hellwegboerde Landscape Protection Area 511 protected area overlaps with site 496  
Hof zu Osten, Lehmke Landscape Protection Area 129 protected area contained by site 129  
Huester Kaempe, Wittenbreite Landscape Protection Area 181 protected area contained by site 181  
Kalkmagerrasen bei Ruethen-Meiste Nature Reserve 6 protected area contained by site 6  
Kalksteinbrueche suedoestlich Erwitte Nature Reserve 51 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Kreis Soest Landscape Protection Area 19,581 protected area overlaps with site 5,480  
Kreis Unna Landscape Protection Area 996 protected area overlaps with site 380  
Langeneicker Bruch Landscape Protection Area 32 protected area contained by site 32  
Langholz, Rechen Landscape Protection Area 283 protected area contained by site 283  
LSG-Stoermeder Bach- Westernschledde Landscape Protection Area 96 protected area overlaps with site 43  
Manninghofer Bach Nature Reserve 2 protected area overlaps with site 0  
Manninghofer Bach sowie Gieseler und Muckenbruch - DE4315302 Habitats Directive 121 protected area overlaps with site 71  
Möhne Mittellauf - DE4515304 Habitats Directive 116 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Muckenbruch Nature Reserve 98 protected area contained by site 98  
Olle Wiese und Bachsysteme zwischen Erwitte und Stirpe Nature Reserve 66 protected area overlaps with site 36  
Ortsrandbereich bei Eikeloh Landscape Protection Area 29 protected area contained by site 29  
Ortsrandlagen bei Kellinghausen Landscape Protection Area 30 protected area contained by site 30  
Ortsrandlagen bei Nettelstaedt Landscape Protection Area 25 protected area overlaps with site 6  
Ortsrandlagen bei Ostereiden Landscape Protection Area 22 protected area contained by site 22  
Osternheuland - In den Erlen Nature Reserve 263 protected area overlaps with site 144  
Pöppelsche Tal - DE4416301 Habitats Directive 451 protected area overlaps with site 381  
Proevenholz Nature Reserve 142 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Quellgebiet der Gieseler Nature Reserve 5 protected area contained by site 5  
Rabbruch Nature Reserve 137 protected area overlaps with site 14  
Rabbruch und Osternheuland - DE4317302 Habitats Directive 587 protected area overlaps with site 256  
Rosenaue Nature Reserve 18 protected area contained by site 18  
Salzbrink Nature Reserve 12 protected area contained by site 12  
Schafhauser Haar Landscape Protection Area 163 protected area contained by site 163  
Seitentaeler von Alme und Afte Landscape Protection Area 2,425 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Steinbruch Lohner Klei Nature Reserve 9 protected area contained by site 9  
Steinbruch Straken suedoestlich Erwitte Nature Reserve 7 protected area overlaps with site 7  
Steinbruch suedlich Berge Nature Reserve 3 protected area contained by site 3  
Stockheimer Bruch Nature Reserve 101 protected area overlaps with site 96  
Strickherdicke-Ost Landscape Protection Area 406 protected area overlaps with site 24  
Strullbachtal Landscape Protection Area 92 protected area overlaps with site 10  
Talbereich des Sonnenborn-Borns- und Welschbach Nature Reserve 33 protected area contained by site 33  
Talsystem der Poeppelsche mit Hoinkhauser Bach Nature Reserve 450 protected area overlaps with site 381  
Thueler Moorkomplex Nature Reserve 72 protected area overlaps with site 7  
Trotzbach / Gut Alpe Nature Reserve 6 protected area overlaps with site 6  
Voellinghauser Bach - Sonnenbornbach Nature Reserve 23 protected area contained by site 23  
Vogelschutzgebiet Hellwegbörde - DE4415401 Birds Directive 48,417 protected area overlaps with site 44,278  
Waldgebiet suedlich Anroechte Landscape Protection Area 957 protected area overlaps with site 168  
Wiehagener Wassertal Landscape Protection Area 18 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Woeste Nature Reserve 13 protected area overlaps with site 54  
Woeste und Eichenbuchenwald bei Ostinghausen - DE4315304 Habitats Directive 62 protected area contained by site 62  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  90%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 90%
forestry 10%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hellwegbörde. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014

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