Helmestausee Berga-Kelbra

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Helmestausee Berga-Kelbra

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    1,453 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    51°25'N 11°00'E
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Helmestausee Berga-Kelbra. 31/07/78; Thüringen, Sachsen-Anhalt; 1,453 ha; 51°26'N 011°00'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Landscape Protection Areas, Nature Protection Area, Protected Area for Waterfowl. Located in the Helme River floodplain, the site consists of a flood protection reservoir, associated reedbeds and frequently flooded wet meadows. The area includes saline springs and salt meadows surrounded by pasture and agricultural fields. The site is internationally important for wintering and staging several species of waterbirds. A few species of birds breed at the site and use the area for roosting. Human activities include intensive fish-farming, recreation and nature education. A bird observatory is located at the site. Ramsar site no. 176. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • landscape conservation area
    • nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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