Oostelijke Vechtplassen This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1i, C3, C4, C6 (2016)
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Area: 6,474 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 very high not assessed low
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Site description
An extensive area of shallow lakes and canals (former peat-workings), fens, reedbeds, swampy woodland, and wet meadows. The site is located to the west of the city of Hilversum, close to the River Vecht. Human activities include water-sports and reed-harvesting.

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

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