Kalmthoutse Heide

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding - 5-10 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Stappersven Erkend natuurreservaat 356 protected area contained by site 0
openbaar bos Antwerpen Openbaar bos 13,340 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kalmthoutse Heide Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,064 protected area overlaps with site 2,064
Kalmthoutse Heide Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,183 protected area overlaps with site 2,183
Kalmthoutse Heide Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,200 protected area overlaps with site 2,200
Kalmthoutse Heide Vlaams natuurreservaat 919 protected area contained by site 812
De Kalmthoutse heide Vlaams Ecologisch Netwerk 2,114 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kalmthoutse Heide. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.