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Groote Peel This is an IBA in Danger! 


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 6,209-9,035 individuals B1i, C3
Common Crane Grus grus LC non-breeding 2011-2015 188-400 individuals 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 very high medium
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
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance war, civil unrest and military exercises happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - nutrient loads happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution excess energy - light pollution happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution garbage & solid waste likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) 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 Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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)
Groote Peel Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,348 is identical to site 1,307
Groote Peel Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 900 protected area overlaps with site 900
Groote Peel Natuurbeschermingswet 1,348 is identical to site 0
Groote Peel Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,348 is identical to site 1,307
De Groote Peel II Natural Monument 440 protected area contained by site 440
De Groote Peel I Natural Monument 900 protected area contained by site 900
De Groote Peel Nature Conservation Law 959 protected area contained by site 1,024
De Groote Peel Nationaal Park 1,314 protected area contained by site 1,300

Habitats

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 -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
hunting -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Groote Peel. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/groote-peel-iba-netherlands on 26/02/2024.