Steile Bank and Mokkebank

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Goosander Mergus merganser LC winter 1987-1990 2,576 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 1987-1991 9,549 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC non-breeding 1986-1990 7,896 individuals B1i, C3
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC non-breeding 1986-1990 6,916 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 1990 20,000 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Steile Bank en Mokkebank Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Huitebuersterbutenpolder Nature Reserve 41 protected area contained by site 41
Friese IJsselmeerkust II Natural Monument 120 protected area overlaps with site 44
Friese IJsselmeerkust I Natural Monument 4,800 protected area overlaps with site 2,580


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Steile Bank and Mokkebank. Downloaded from on 12/08/2022.