Lake Gooimeer

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
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 1987-1991 193 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC non-breeding 1987-1992 697 individuals B1i, C3
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC non-breeding 1988-1992 419 individuals B1i, C3
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC passage 1988-1992 334 individuals C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown - 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Gooimeer Nature Reserve 178 protected area contained by site 178
Gooimeer Natural Monument 400 protected area contained by site 400
Gooikust bij Naarden II Natural Monument 65 protected area contained by site 65
Gooikust bij Naarden Natural Monument 15 protected area contained by site 15
Eemmeer & Gooimeer Zuidoever Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,584 protected area overlaps with site 514
Eemmeer & Gooimeer Zuidoever Natuurbeschermingswet 1,584 protected area overlaps with site 0


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 -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Gooimeer. Downloaded from on 22/06/2021.