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Voorhaven Zeebrugge and Baai van Heist


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1997 425 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding - 1,500-1,800 breeding pairs C2
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1997 1,950 breeding pairs B1i, C2

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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
SBZ3 Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 5,600 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sbz 3 / Zps 3 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,676 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kustbroedvogels te Zeebrugge-Heist Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 498 protected area overlaps with site 230
kh401 Beschermd duingebied 37 protected area overlaps with site 0
Duingebieden inclusief Ijzermonding en Zwin. Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,782 protected area overlaps with site 18
De Baai van Heist, Sashul, Vuurtorenweide en Kleiputten van Heist Vlaams Ecologisch Netwerk 130 protected area overlaps with site 0
Baai van Heist Vlaams natuurreservaat 36 protected area overlaps with site 45

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Voorhaven Zeebrugge and Baai van Heist. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2020.