Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C3, C6 (2016)
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Area: 2,596 ha

Protection status:

Vogelbescherming Nederland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 high not assessed medium
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Site description
A complex of raised bogs, heathland, open water, forested areas and some improved grasslands. The site is located west of the city of Assen.

Key biodiversity
An important roost for geese Anser from surrounding feeding areas, but no counts are available.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fochteloërveen. Downloaded from on 11/04/2021.