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
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC non-breeding 2011-2015 27,616-42,632 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC breeding 2011-2015 1 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 2011-2015 44-55 breeding pairs 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 low not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Meerstalblok Nature Conservation Law 102 protected area contained by site 66
Bargerveen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,083 is identical to site 2,086
Bargerveen Nature Conservation Law 2,028 protected area contained by site 2,100
Bargerveen Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,100 protected area overlaps with site 2,100
Bargerveen Natuurbeschermingswet 2,083 is identical to site 0
Bargerveen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,083 is identical to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bargerveen. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.