Voornes Duin

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: B3, C6 (2016)
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Area: 159 ha

Protection status:

Vogelbescherming Nederland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 not assessed favourable low
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Site description
The least spoiled dune area in the Netherlands, located between Oostvoorne (close to 021) and Haringvliet (024). The area includes two lakes (Breedewater, Quackjeswater) and mesotrophic dune-slacks surrounded by Alnus woodland and wet dune-valleys. Hunting does not include wildfowl. This site, together with sites 020 and 023, formed part of a single, larger site (former site NL046) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
A small dune-slack holds breeding Platalea leucorodia and Phalacrocorax carbo.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Voornes Duin. Downloaded from on 20/04/2021.