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
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC winter 2011-2015 391 individuals B2
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC non-breeding 2011-2015 1,143-1,673 individuals B1i, C3
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 2011-2015 1 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 not assessed favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zoommeer-Eendracht Natural Monument 218 protected area contained by site 218
Zoommeer Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,175 protected area overlaps with site 1,175
Zoommeer Natuurbeschermingswet 1,038 is identical to site 0
Zoommeer Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,046 is identical to site 1,051


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zoommeer. Downloaded from on 25/03/2023.