Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: B2, C3, C6 (2016)
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Area: 1,053 ha

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
A stagnant freshwater lake to the west and east of the Schelde-Rhine river connection (shipping lane), which developed after the building of the Oesterdam at the eastern end of the Oosterschelde (028) in 1986. In the south-east the site is adjacent to Lake Markiezaat (030). This site, together with sites 028 and 030, formed part of a single, larger site (former site NL050) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
The site is a roost for geese Anser from surrounding feeding areas, but no counts are available.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zoommeer. Downloaded from on 27/01/2022.