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Veerse Meer


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 breeding 2011-2015 8-9 breeding pairs B2
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC non-breeding 2011-2015 1,427-2,031 individuals B1i, C3
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC winter 2011-2015 788 individuals B2
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC non-breeding 2011-2015 23,624-69,820 individuals B1i, C3
Common Loon Gavia immer LC non-breeding 2011-2015 1-3 individuals C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 2011-2015 43,664-81,936 individuals A4iii, C4

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 medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Veerse Meer Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,575 protected area overlaps with site 2,575
Veerse Meer Natuurbeschermingswet 2,539 is identical to site 0
Veerse Meer Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,539 is identical to site 2,572
Middelplaten Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 315 protected area contained by site 286
Manteling van Walcheren Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 735 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Manteling van Walcheren Natuurbeschermingswet 735 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Goudplaat Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 85 protected area contained by site 108

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Forestry plantations -
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 -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Veerse Meer. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2020.