Deelen This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2, C3 (2016)
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Area: 514 ha

Protection status:

Vogelbescherming Nederland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 very high not assessed medium
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Site description
An area of former peat-workings comprising open water, reedbeds, shrubs and wet meadows, located to the north of the city of Heerenveen. Human activities include reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below). This site, together with site 055, formed part of a single, larger site (former site NL023) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
An important roost for geese Anser from surrounding feeding areas.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Deelen. Downloaded from on 21/01/2021.