|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2017||not assessed||near favourable||medium|
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A 22-km long area of sand-dunes on the eastern side of this barrier island in the Wadden Sea (adjacent to site 001). The width of the dunes varies from 100 m (near the main village) to 1.5 km. Other habitats include saltmarshes (Neerlands Reid), sandflats (De Hon), and intertidal mudflats. The site does not include the villages, extensive touristic facilities, or the grassland polders that are intensively used for dairy farming. Land-uses include natural-gas extraction, groundwater abstraction, hunting (restricted to rabbits), and reed-harvesting. The area lies close to an airfield.
The raised saltmarshes are an important spring feeding area for Branta bernicla, and the area is also important as a high-tide roost for tens of thousands of waterbirds which feed in the Wadden Sea.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Duinen Ameland. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2019.