Unterer Niederrhein

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Unterer Niederrhein

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    25,000 ha
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    51°43'N 06°13'E
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Unterer Niederrhein. 28/10/83; Nordrhein-Westfalen; 25,000 ha; 51°43'N 006°14'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 16 June 1993, removed from the Record, 8 January 1999. Special Protection Area EEC Directive, Nature Reserves. A section of the lower Rhine floodplain near the border with the Netherlands consisting of pasture, woodland, arable land, meadow dikes and river channels. A large proportion of the West European population of geese overwinter in the area and several species of breeding birds use the site. Due to the extent of human encroachment, the site was included on the Montreux Record in 1993. Subject of a Ramsar Advisory Mission in 1993. Ramsar site no. 279. Most recent RIS information: 1992.

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    • nature reserve
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