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
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding - 2 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Valleien van de Laambeek; Zonderikbeek, Slangebeek en Roosterbeek met vijvergebieden. Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,627 protected area overlaps with site 286
openbaar bos Limburg Openbaar bos 20,569 protected area overlaps with site 0
Natuurgebied Kiewit Erkend natuurreservaat 113 protected area overlaps with site 0
Klotbroek Erkend natuurreservaat 20 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Het Wik Erkend natuurreservaat 104 protected area overlaps with site 85
Het Vijvergebied Midden-Limburg Vlaams Ecologisch Netwerk 2,085 protected area overlaps with site 0
De Borggravevijver s Nature Reserve 28 protected area contained by site 28
Bokrijk en omgeving Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 784 protected area overlaps with site 784


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
forestry -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bokrijk. Downloaded from on 25/03/2023.