Two areas (3,650 ha and 380 ha) of raised bog, wet heathland and humid grassland. The main human activity is agriculture.
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bogs and heathlands of the Westmünsterland. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2019.