Niederelbe, Barnkrug-Otterndorf

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Niederelbe, Barnkrug-Otterndorf

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    11,760 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    53°46'N 09°07'E
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Niederelbe, Barnkrug-Otterndorf. 26/02/76; Niedersachsen; 11,760 ha; 53°47'N 009°07'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Nature Reserve, Game Protection Area. A section of the Elbe River, featuring riverine marshes, saltmarsh, sandbanks, islands and mudflats interspersed with extensive sedge and reedbeds. The site is internationally important for passage, wintering and breeding waterbirds. Bird hunting regulations are in force. A nature education center has been established and scientific research is carried out by various organizations. Threats include industrialization, pollution, heavy boat traffic, dredging, dyke construction, and cultivation of the riverine marshes. Ramsar site no. 83.

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