Elbauen, Schnackenburg-Lauenburg

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Elbauen, Schnackenburg-Lauenburg

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    7,560 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    53°07'N 11°04'E
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Elbauen, Schnackenburg-Lauenburg. 26/02/76; Niedersachsen; 7,560 ha; 53°08'N 011°05'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Nature Reserves. Several physically disjunct areas along the middle reach of the Elbe River. An internationally important staging area for waterbirds with a few species using the site for breeding. Human activities include recreation and hunting. Management activities are focused on habitat protection for amphibians and nesting Grus grus. Ramsar site no. 84.

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