De Wieden

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C3, C4, C6 (2016)
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Area: 9,018 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 not assessed unfavourable low
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Site description
An area of shallow lakes and canals (former peat-workings) with fens, reedbeds, swampy woodland and wet meadows, located to the north of the city of Zwolle. The IBA is adjacent to De Weerribben (064), with which it formed a single site (`De Wieden and De Weerribben', the former site NL027) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989). Human activities include water-sports, tourism and reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below).

Key biodiversity
A roost for geese Anser from surrounding feeding areas, but no counts are available.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: De Wieden. Downloaded from on 26/01/2022.