Bogs and heathlands of the Westmünsterland

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Two areas (3,650 ha and 380 ha) of raised bog, wet heathland and humid grassland. The main human activity is agriculture.

Key biodiversity
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Management includes the maintenance and restoration of bogs and heathlands and the extensification of agriculture.

Protected areas
National None International PartialIBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bogs and heathlands of the Westmünsterland. Downloaded from on 24/01/2021.