Groote Peel This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C3, C6 (2016)
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Area: 1,348 ha

Protection status:

Vogelbescherming Nederland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 very high not assessed medium
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Site description
The area contains remnant fragments of a raised bog (formerly 30,000 ha in extent), and includes pools, peatlands, marshes, swampy Betula forest and Molinia heathland. The site is situated near to Mariapeel en Deurnesepeel (086), north-east of the city of Weert. This site, together with sites 086 and 088, formed part of a single, larger site (former site NL056) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
The site is a roost for Anser fabalis, but counts probably underestimate actual numbers.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Groote Peel. Downloaded from on 12/04/2021.