Ketelmeer & Vossemeer

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1i, B3, C3, C4, C6 (2016)
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Area: 3,844 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 not assessed very unfavourable low
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Site description
A freshwater lake, bounded in the north by the dyke of Noordoostpolder (reclaimed in 1942), in the south by the dyke of Oostelijk Flevoland (1957), in the east by the delta of the IJssel river (047), and in the west by Lake IJsselmeer (034). Only the IJssel delta has some reedbeds along the foreshore. Sand extraction occurs, as well as extensive dredging to clean heavily polluted sediments.

Key biodiversity
The mean total number of wintering waterbirds in January exceeds 20,000.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ketelmeer & Vossemeer. Downloaded from on 19/01/2022.