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Westplaat


IBA Justification

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 at site 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: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Westerschelde & Saeftinghe Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 43,748 protected area overlaps with site 0
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
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
Voordelta Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 83,534 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vlakte van de Raan Natuurbeschermingswet 17,521 protected area contained by 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

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
For further information about the IUCN 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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Westplaat. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1199 on 03/06/2023.