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IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1988-1991 174 breeding pairs B3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC non-breeding 1989-1991 2,275 individuals B1i, C3
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1987-1991 88 breeding pairs C6

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Westerschelde & Saeftinghe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 44,052 protected area overlaps with site 0
Westerschelde & Saeftinghe Natuurbeschermingswet 43,682 protected area overlaps with site 0
Westerschelde & Saeftinghe Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 43,748 protected area overlaps with site 0
Voordelta Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 83,534 protected area overlaps with site 0
Voordelta Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 90,000 protected area is adjacent to site 350
Voordelta Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 83,534 protected area overlaps with site 0
Voordelta Natuurbeschermingswet 83,534 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vlakte van de Raan Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 17,521 protected area contained by 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 contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
Sea Open Sea -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Westplaat. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/01/2022.