IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2016 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC non-breeding 2011-2015 7,890-15,565 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Crane Grus grus LC non-breeding 2011-2015 26-96 individuals C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 2011-2015 1 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2016).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2018 not assessed low low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset medium

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Engbertsdijkvenen II Natural Monument 110 protected area contained by site 110
Engbertsdijkvenen I Natural Monument 865 protected area contained by site 865
Engbertsdijksvenen Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 975 protected area overlaps with site 975
Engbertsdijksvenen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 932 is identical to site 892
Engbertsdijksvenen Natuurbeschermingswet 998 protected area contains site 954
Engbertsdijksvenen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 998 protected area contains site 1,024


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Engbertsdijksvenen. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.