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Delta Coast This is an IBA in danger! 


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
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca VU non-breeding 2011-2015 152-450 individuals A1, C1
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC non-breeding 2011-2015 826-1,271 individuals B1i, C3
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU non-breeding 2011-2015 77-103 individuals A1, C1, C6
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU winter 2011-2015 22 individuals B2
Common Loon Gavia immer LC non-breeding 2011-2015 3-5 individuals C6
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus NT winter 2011-2015 2,475 individuals B2
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula LC breeding 2011-2015 16-19 breeding pairs B3
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula LC winter 2011-2015 37 individuals B3
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC non-breeding 2011-2015 12-31 individuals C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 2011-2015 98-178 breeding pairs B1i, C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1993-1995 min 20,000 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)
2018 very high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Voornes Duin Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,500 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Voornes Duin Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,432 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Voornes Duin Natuurbeschermingswet 1,432 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Voordelta Natuurbeschermingswet 83,534 is identical to site 0
Voordelta Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 83,534 is identical to site 88,775
Voordelta Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 90,000 protected area overlaps with site 90,000
Voordelta Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 83,534 is identical to site 106,929
Voordelta Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 92,300 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vlakte van de Raan Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 22,600 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vlakte van de Raan Natuurbeschermingswet 17,521 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Oosterschelde Nationaal Park 37,989 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Manteling van Walcheren Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 735 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Manteling van Walcheren Natuurbeschermingswet 735 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kop van Schouwen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,242 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kop van Schouwen Natuurbeschermingswet 2,242 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Haringvliet Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 10,800 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Goeree & Kwade Hoek Natuurbeschermingswet 1,624 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Goeree & Kwade Hoek Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 826 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Goeree & Kwade Hoek Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,624 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
military -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Delta Coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2022.