An area of several ponds and fens fed by numerous brooks, with heathland and deciduous, mixed and coniferous woodland and grasslands.
The area is a breeding and staging site for reedbed species.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
800 ha of IBA covered by proposed Site of Community Importance (Valleien van de Laarbeek, Zonderikbeek, Slangbeek, 2,811 ha).
National Partial International High28 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (De Borggravevijver s, 28 ha). 85 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Het Wik, 85 ha). 800 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Bokrijk, 800 ha).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bokrijk. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 25/03/2023.