Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: B3 (2016)
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Area: 3,329 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 medium not assessed high
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Site description
An area of ponds and canals (former peat-workings), fens, reedbeds, swampy woodland and wet meadows, located to the west of the city of Steenwijk. The site is situated close to site 063, and lies adjacent to De Wieden (065) with which it formed a single site (the former site NL027) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989). Human activities include tourism and commercial reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Weerribben. Downloaded from on 22/01/2022.