Sallandse Heuvelrug

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC resident 2011-2015 2 breeding pairs C6
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 2011-2015 80-98 breeding pairs B3, C6

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2017 not assessed very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sprengenberg Nature Reserve 907 protected area contained by site 907
Sallandse Heuvelrug Natuurbeschermingswet 2,217 is identical to site 0
Sallandse Heuvelrug Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,217 is identical to site 0
Sallandse Heuvelrug Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,217 is identical to site 2,226
Sallandse Heuvelrug Nature Conservation Law 2,335 protected area contained by site 2,321
Sallandse Heuvelrug Nationaal Park 2,733 protected area contains site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sallandse Heuvelrug. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.