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Location Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Central coordinates 6o 24.00' East  51o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, C7
Area 48,295 ha
Altitude 9 - 30m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

NABU Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union



Site description A low-lying area around the River Rhine, predominantly humid grassland. An anthropogenic landscape with hedgerows and pollarded Salix trees, and a dyked area in the north of the IBA.

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Aaper Vennekes Nature Reserve 75 protected area overlaps with site 73  
Abgrabungsseen Lohwardt und Reckerfeld, Huebsche Graendort Nature Reserve 325 protected area contained by site 325  
Alter Hafen Landscape Protection Area 20 protected area overlaps with site 18  
Alter Rhein, Jenneckers Gatt, Niepgraben Nature Reserve 69 protected area overlaps with site 68  
Altrhein Reeser-Eyland Nature Reserve 38 protected area contained by site 38  
An der Plank Landscape Protection Area 15 protected area contained by site 15  
An der Strasse Zur Bauernschaft u. im Bereich noerdlich Landscape Protection Area 129 protected area overlaps with site 124  
Aspeler-Schmales Meer Landscape Protection Area 48 protected area contained by site 48  
Auesee Wesel Landscape Protection Area 178 protected area contained by site 178  
Baerler Leitgraben, Lohkanal Landscape Protection Area 92 protected area overlaps with site 77  
Baggersee bei Menzelen-Ost Landscape Protection Area 23 protected area contained by site 23  
Baggerseen an der Rheinberger Strasse Landscape Protection Area 23 protected area contained by site 23  
Bergen, Histenbruch, Joeckern, Schuettwicker Landscape Protection Area 1,138 protected area overlaps with site 1,026  
Bergerfurth Landscape Protection Area 25 protected area overlaps with site 9  
Bienener Altrhein, Millinger Meer und Hurler Meer Nature Reserve 634 protected area contained by site 634  
Binsheimer Feld Landscape Protection Area 415 protected area contained by site 415  
Bislicher Insel Landscape Protection Area 134 protected area overlaps with site 120  
Bislicher Insel Nature Reserve 1,053 protected area contained by site 1,053  
Bislicher Meer Nature Reserve 18 protected area overlaps with site 15  
Blaue Kuhle Nature Reserve 12 protected area contained by site 12  
Boxteler Bahn zwischen Gemeindegrenze Uedem und Xanten - Trajanstra¿e Landscape Protection Area 11 protected area overlaps with site 5  
Deichvorland bei Grieth Nature Reserve 441 protected area contained by site 441  
Deichvorland im Muendungsbereich des Alten Rh Landscape Protection Area 34 protected area contained by site 34  
Die Gretgen, Der Huck Landscape Protection Area 79 protected area overlaps with site 39  
Die Hees Landscape Protection Area 252 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Die Moiedtjes Nature Reserve 31 protected area contained by site 31  
Diersfordter Wald Landscape Protection Area 1,627 protected area overlaps with site 20  
Diersfordter Wald Nature Reserve 891 protected area overlaps with site 19  
Dornicksche Ward - DE4103301 Habitats Directive 143 protected area overlaps with site 136  
Droste Woy und Westerheide Nature Reserve 16 protected area contained by site 16  
Dueffel - Kellener Altrhein und Flussmarschen Nature Reserve 3,809 protected area contained by site 3,809  
Ehemaliger Bahndamm bei Menzelen-Ost Landscape Protection Area 14 protected area overlaps with site 11  
Eichenwald suedlich Hof Spilling Landscape Protection Area 10 protected area contained by site 10  
Elverische Hoefe, suedlich Buederich Landscape Protection Area 32 protected area overlaps with site 29  
Emmericher Ward Nature Reserve 309 protected area contained by site 309  
Feldgehoelze am Ruetgerssteg Landscape Protection Area 2 protected area contained by site 2  
Feldgehoelze bei Willich Landscape Protection Area 2 protected area contained by site 2  
Feuchtgebiet bei Hasenfeld Landscape Protection Area 22 protected area contained by site 22  
Feuchtgebiet bei Menzelen-Ost Nature Reserve 28 protected area contained by site 28  
Flaeche fuer Abgrabungen westlich vom Milchpla Landscape Protection Area 148 protected area contained by site 148  
Fuerstenberg Nature Reserve 41 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Gartroper Muehlenbach Nature Reserve 551 protected area overlaps with site 8  
Gartroper Mühlenbach - DE4306304 Habitats Directive 143 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Ginderichsward und Gest Landscape Protection Area 194 protected area overlaps with site 146  
Grietherorter Altrhein Nature Reserve 508 protected area contained by site 508  
Grintgraben und Peldenhof Landscape Protection Area 142 protected area contained by site 142  
Gruenland noerdlich Ossenberg Landscape Protection Area 17 protected area contained by site 17  
Gruenland und Brachflaeche bei Eversael Landscape Protection Area 91 protected area contained by site 91  
Gruenlandniederung Gesthuysen und Vynsche Ley Landscape Protection Area 34 protected area contained by site 34  
Hagener Meer - Galgenberg Landscape Protection Area 105 protected area overlaps with site 6  
Hagener Meer, Bellinghover Meer, Lange Renne Nature Reserve 33 protected area overlaps with site 18  
Hauptterrasse suedlich Huenxe Landscape Protection Area 3,337 protected area overlaps with site 30  
Hetter-Millinger Bruch Nature Reserve 634 protected area contained by site 634  
Hohe Ley Nature Reserve 50 protected area overlaps with site 83  
Hohe Mark Nature Park 104,087 protected area overlaps with site 2,767  
Hufscher Berg - Löwenberg Landscape Protection Area 261 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Husen Landscape Protection Area 61 protected area contained by site 61  
Im Bereich Rees-Bislicher Rheinniederung Landscape Protection Area 2,227 protected area overlaps with site 2,128  
Isselburg - Werther Bruchniederung, Millinger Bruch Landscape Protection Area 2,152 protected area overlaps with site 34  
Kalflack - DE4203302 Habitats Directive 62 protected area contained by site 62  
Karthaeuser Grav-Insel, Rheinische Ward, Fluer Landscape Protection Area 245 protected area contained by site 245  
Kirchenrenn Landscape Protection Area 23 protected area contained by site 23  
Kolklandschaft Overkamp-Rees Landscape Protection Area 33 protected area contained by site 33  
Kranenburger Bruch Nature Reserve 116 protected area contained by site 116  
Kreis Kleve Landscape Protection Area 16,329 protected area overlaps with site 4,751  
Kreis Rees Landscape Protection Area 1,440 protected area overlaps with site 1,340  
Landschaftsschutzgebiet Deichhinterland im Ors Landscape Protection Area 502 protected area contained by site 502  
Landwehren s·lich der Weseler Stra¿e Landscape Protection Area 21 protected area contained by site 21  
Leybach - System Landscape Protection Area 406 protected area overlaps with site 320  
Leygraben bei Flueren - Oekologischer Park Wes Landscape Protection Area 145 protected area overlaps with site 122  
Lippealtarm Obringhoven Nature Reserve 38 protected area contained by site 38  
Lippeaue Landscape Protection Area 768 protected area overlaps with site 991  
Lippeaue Nature Reserve 158 protected area overlaps with site 837  
Lippemuendung Landscape Protection Area 29 protected area overlaps with site 27  
Loh Landscape Protection Area 80 protected area contained by site 80  
Lohbach, Orsoyer Berg Landscape Protection Area 64 protected area overlaps with site 36  
Loosen Berge Nature Reserve 12 protected area contained by site 12  
Milchplatz, Driessen Landscape Protection Area 22 protected area contained by site 22  
Moellen, Wohnungswald und Eppinghoven Landscape Protection Area 482 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Momm-Niederung Nature Reserve 598 protected area overlaps with site 591  
Muehlohlsley, Alpsche Ley, Drueptsche Ley Landscape Protection Area 173 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Niederung Hohe Ley und Heckgraben Landscape Protection Area 139 protected area overlaps with site 94  
Niederung Pistley Landscape Protection Area 48 protected area contained by site 48  
Noerdlicher Vahnumer Bruch Landscape Protection Area 83 protected area contained by site 83  
NSG - Komplex In den Drevenacker Dünen, mit Erweiterung - DE4306302 Habitats Directive 305 protected area overlaps with site 282  
NSG Altrhein Reeser Eyland, mit Erweiterung - DE4204303 Habitats Directive 45 protected area overlaps with site 34  
NSG Bienener Altrhein, Millinger u. Hurler Meer u. NSG Empeler M. - DE4104302 Habitats Directive 649 protected area contained by site 649  
NSG Bislicher Insel, nur Teilfläche - DE4305301 Habitats Directive 1,002 protected area contained by site 1,002  
NSG Droste Woy und NSG Westerheide - DE4305305 Habitats Directive 17 protected area contained by site 17  
NSG Emmericher Ward - DE4103302 Habitats Directive 248 protected area contained by site 248  
NSG Grietherorter Altrhein - DE4203303 Habitats Directive 472 protected area contained by site 472  
NSG Gut Grindt u. NSG Rheinaue zw. Km 830,7 - 833,2 , nur Teilfl. - DE4204306 Habitats Directive 116 protected area contained by site 116  
NSG Hetter-Millinger Bruch, mit Erweiterung - DE4104301 Habitats Directive 661 protected area overlaps with site 540  
NSG Kellener Altrhein, nur Teilfläche, mit Erweiterung - DE4103303 Habitats Directive 20 protected area contained by site 20  
NSG Kranenburger Bruch - DE4202301 Habitats Directive 118 protected area contained by site 118  
NSG Lippeaue bei Damm u. Bricht und NSG Loosenberge, nur Teilfl. - DE4306301 Habitats Directive 583 protected area contained by site 583  
NSG Lohwardt/Reckerfeld, Hübsche Grändort, nur Teilfl., mit Erw. - DE4204302 Habitats Directive 121 protected area contained by site 121  
NSG Reeser Schanz - DE4204301 Habitats Directive 71 protected area contained by site 71  
NSG Rheinaue Bislich-Vahnum, nur Teilfläche - DE4304302 Habitats Directive 67 protected area contained by site 67  
NSG Rheinaue Walsum - DE4406301 Habitats Directive 521 protected area overlaps with site 482  
NSG Rheinvorland bei Perrich - DE4305303 Habitats Directive 51 protected area contained by site 51  
NSG Rheinvorland im Orsoyer Rheinbogen, mit Erweiterung - DE4405303 Habitats Directive 397 protected area contained by site 397  
NSG Rheinvorland nördl. der Ossenberger Schleuse, nur Teilfläche - DE4405302 Habitats Directive 17 protected area contained by site 17  
NSG Salmorth, nur Teilfläche - DE4102302 Habitats Directive 932 protected area contained by site 932  
NSG Sonsfeldsche Bruch, Hagener Meer und Düne, mit Erweiterung - DE4204305 Habitats Directive 61 protected area overlaps with site 44  
NSG Weseler Aue - DE4305302 Habitats Directive 31 protected area overlaps with site 18  
Pliesterbergsche Sohlen Nature Reserve 43 protected area contained by site 43  
Poll suedwestlich Ginderich Landscape Protection Area 89 protected area contained by site 89  
Reeser Schanz, Rheinaue zwischen Obermoermter und Vynen, bei Gut Grindt und Haus Luettingen Nature Reserve 756 protected area contained by site 756  
Rhein-Fischschutzzonen zwischen Emmerich und Bad Honnef - DE4405301 Habitats Directive 2,336 protected area overlaps with site 1,084  
Rheinaue bei Perrich Landscape Protection Area 27 protected area contained by site 27  
Rheinaue Binsheim Nature Reserve 188 protected area overlaps with site 183  
Rheinaue Bislich-Vahnum Nature Reserve 241 protected area contained by site 241  
Rheinaue Hinter dem neuen Damm in Niederhalen und In den Rheinkaempen , Hombergerort Landscape Protection Area 342 protected area overlaps with site 110  
Rheinaue Walsum Nature Reserve 510 protected area overlaps with site 503  
Rheinaue Walsum, Dinslaken Nature Reserve 29 protected area overlaps with site 27  
Rheinauenwaldreste noerdlich Ossenberg Landscape Protection Area 4 protected area contained by site 4  
Rheinvorland Landscape Protection Area 397 protected area contained by site 397  
Rheinvorland An der Momm Landscape Protection Area 94 protected area contained by site 94  
Rheinvorland bei Orsoy Landscape Protection Area 6 protected area contained by site 6  
Rheinvorland bei Perrich Nature Reserve 63 protected area contained by site 63  
Rheinvorland im Orsoyer Rheinbogen Nature Reserve 502 protected area contained by site 502  
Rheinvorland noerdlich der Ossenberger Schleuse Nature Reserve 41 protected area overlaps with site 41  
Rheinvorland oestlich von Wallach Nature Reserve 298 protected area contained by site 298  
Rheinvorland und Kolk westlich Mehrum Nature Reserve 67 protected area contained by site 67  
Rheinvorland vom ehemaligen Fort I bis suedlic Landscape Protection Area 188 protected area contained by site 188  
Salmorth Nature Reserve 1,049 protected area contained by site 1,049  
Schwarzer Graben, Borthsche Ley, Alter Rheingr Landscape Protection Area 561 protected area overlaps with site 288  
Sonsfeldsche Bruch, Hagener Meer und Duene Nature Reserve 48 protected area overlaps with site 47  
Steinbach Nature Reserve 35 protected area overlaps with site 30  
Steinbach - DE4307302 Habitats Directive 13 protected area contained by site 13  
Sternenberge Nature Reserve 41 protected area contained by site 41  
Suedlich Gahlen Landscape Protection Area 380 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Suedlicher Vahnumer Bruch Landscape Protection Area 65 protected area contained by site 65  
suedwestlich Bislich, Marwick Landscape Protection Area 46 protected area contained by site 46  
Tannenspeet - Gro¿enbusch Landscape Protection Area 125 protected area contained by site 125  
Unteremmelsum, Mehr, Loehnen, Mehrum, usw. Landscape Protection Area 992 protected area overlaps with site 613  
Unterer Niederrhein Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 25,000 protected area contained by site 25,000  
Vogelschutzgebiet 'Unterer Niederrhein' - DE4203401 Birds Directive 25,809 protected area contained by site 25,809  
Wackenbruch-Krudenburger Wald, Aaper Busch Landscape Protection Area 503 protected area overlaps with site 460  
Waldkomplexe bei Drevenack Landscape Protection Area 305 protected area overlaps with site 220  
Weiden, Deutscher Eck, Heck'sche Woy Landscape Protection Area 86 protected area contained by site 86  
Wesel-Datteln-Kanal Landscape Protection Area 232 protected area overlaps with site 72  
Weseler Aue Nature Reserve 34 protected area overlaps with site 30  
WesterHeide und Engelscher Berg Landscape Protection Area 233 protected area contained by site 233  
Westlich Schermbeck Landscape Protection Area 340 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Winterswicker Abzuggraben Landscape Protection Area 89 protected area overlaps with site 34  
Wisseler Duenen Nature Reserve 79 protected area overlaps with site 77  
Wisseler Dünen - DE4203301 Habitats Directive 71 protected area contained by site 71  
Wyler Meer (Teilfläche des NSG Düffel) - DE4101301 Habitats Directive 26 protected area contained by site 26  
Zambachskath-Elverische Hoefe Landscape Protection Area 9 protected area contained by site 9  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  55%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Urban parks and gardens  27%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
hunting -
tourism/recreation 25%
urban/industrial/transport 20%
nature conservation and research 5%

Protection status National None International PartialIBA overlaps with Ramsar Site and Special Protection Area.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Rhine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014

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