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Mechelse Heide en de Vallei van de Ziepbeek


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
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 1993 20-30 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)
Vliegveld Zutendaal Militaire domeinen onder het protocol 288 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Vallei van de Ziepbeek State Nature Reserve 161 protected area contained by site 161
Pietersembos Bosreservaat 168 protected area overlaps with site 0
openbaar bos Limburg Openbaar bos 20,569 protected area overlaps with site 0
Melchelse Heide State Nature Reserve 545 protected area contained by site 545
Mechelse Heide en vallei van de Ziepbeek Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,741 protected area overlaps with site 1,954
Hoge Kempen Vlaams natuurreservaat 1,236 protected area overlaps with site 0
De Mechelse Heide en de Vallei van de Ziepbeek Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,345 protected area overlaps with site 2,345
De Hoge Kempen Vlaams Ecologisch Netwerk 5,304 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations, Ruderal land -
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Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mechelse Heide en de Vallei van de Ziepbeek. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2022.