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Duinen Terschelling This is an IBA in danger! 


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC breeding 2009-2014 min 43 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 2011-2015 36-40 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC breeding 2011-2015 1-3 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 very high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - nutrient loads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Waddenzee II Natural Monument 80,000 protected area overlaps with site 150
Waddenzee Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 271,771 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waddenzee Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 264,858 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waddenzee Natuurbeschermingswet 271,771 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waddensea Area UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 260,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Wadden Sea Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 249,998 protected area is adjacent to site 0
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,143,403 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Terschelling (excl. Boschplaat) Nature Reserve 4,938 protected area contains site 4,320
North Sea Coastal Area Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 135,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Noordzeekustzone Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 144,475 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Noordzeekustzone Natuurbeschermingswet 144,475 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Noordzeekustzone Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 144,475 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Duinen Terschelling Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4,040 protected area contains site 0
Duinen Terschelling Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,040 protected area contains site 4,320
Duinen Terschelling Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,573 is identical to site 3,221
Duinen Terschelling Natuurbeschermingswet 4,040 protected area contains site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Duinen Terschelling. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/08/2022.