Markiezaat This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2016)
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Area: 1,832 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 very high very unfavourable medium
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Site description
A stagnant shallow freshwater lake with reedbeds and wet meadows, which was cut off from the Oosterschelde (028) in 1983. It is adjacent to the Zoommeer (029) in the north-west, with the city of Bergen op Zoom at the north-eastern border, and the Schelde-Rhine river connection at the west side. This site, together with sites 028 and 029, 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: Markiezaat. Downloaded from on 22/01/2022.