Witte en Zwarte Brekken

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
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC non-breeding 2011-2015 11,211-25,000 individuals B1i, C3
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC non-breeding 2011-2015 823-1,250 individuals C6

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

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Witte en Zwarte Brekken Natuurbeschermingswet 433 is identical to site 0
Witte en Zwarte Brekken Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 433 is identical to site 434
Witte en Zwarte Brekken Nature Reserve 285 protected area overlaps with site 262


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
other -
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Witte en Zwarte Brekken. Downloaded from on 04/10/2022.