De Dijlevallei

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The Flemish part of the Dijle river valley, located south of Leuven, with ponds, marshes, grasslands and woodlands.

Key biodiversity
The area supports staging and wintering waterfowl and is a breeding and staging site for reedbed species.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area is included in the `Ecologisch Impulsgebied', an integrated conservation and development project. Intensive research on the influence of hydrology upon land management is currently carried out. 549 ha of IBA covered by proposed Site of Community Importance (Valleien van de Dijle, Laan en IJsse with forests and swamps, 2,938 ha).

Protected areas
National Low International High70 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Doode Bemde, 70 ha). 1,250 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (De Dijlevallei, 1,250 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: De Dijlevallei. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.