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IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC non-breeding 2011-2015 444-561 individuals C6
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2011-2015 241-418 individuals B3
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC non-breeding 2011-2015 457-1,237 individuals B1i, B2, C2, C6
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC non-breeding 2011-2015 60,335-78,286 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC non-breeding 2011-2015 24,911-25,825 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC non-breeding 2011-2015 27,203-30,011 individuals B1i, C3
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU non-breeding 2011-2015 36-76 individuals A1, C1, C6
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC non-breeding 2011-2015 1,573-2,044 individuals B1i, C3
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC non-breeding 2011-2015 5,145-6,910 individuals B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC non-breeding 2011-2015 1,828-2,338 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC non-breeding 2011-2015 298-499 individuals B1i, C2
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT non-breeding 2011-2015 1,787-2,961 individuals B1i, C3
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC non-breeding 2011-2015 1,010-1,539 individuals C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC non-breeding 2011-2015 62 individuals C6
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC non-breeding 2011-2015 30-40 individuals C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 2011-2015 1 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 2011-2015 1 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC non-breeding 2011-2015 4 individuals C6
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus LC breeding 2011-2015 1,750-2,200 breeding pairs B3
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 2011-2015 242-273 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 2011-2015 32,986-37,951 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 not assessed not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Waddensea Area UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 260,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,143,403 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lauwersmeer II Natural Monument 196 protected area contained by site 196
Lauwersmeer I Natural Monument 5,504 protected area contained by site 5,504
Lauwersmeer Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 5,800 protected area overlaps with site 5,800
Lauwersmeer Natuurbeschermingswet 5,755 is identical to site 0
Lauwersmeer Nature Conservation Law 2,500 protected area contained by site 4,617
Lauwersmeer Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,755 is identical to site 5,779
Lauwersmeer Nationaal Park 6,010 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bochtjesplaat Nature Reserve 49 protected area contained by site 49
Bantpolder Nature Conservation Law 112 protected area contained by site 113

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Forestry plantations -
Unknown -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -
hunting -
military -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lauwersmeer. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/08/2022.