Lake Eemmeer

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
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 1986-1990 1,197 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC non-breeding 1987-1992 440 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1988-1992 13,878 individuals B1i, C3

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)
Eemmeer & Gooimeer Zuidoever Natuurbeschermingswet 1,584 protected area overlaps with site 1,200
Eemmeer & Gooimeer Zuidoever Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,584 protected area overlaps with site 1,340
Eemmeer Nature Reserve 137 protected area contained by site 137
Eemland Nature Reserve 177 protected area overlaps with site 146


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
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Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Eemmeer. Downloaded from on 25/09/2022.