Lake Sneekermeer and Goingarijp

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
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 1979-1989 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1979-1989 15,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC non-breeding 1979-1989 500 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1979-1989 15,000 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)
Sneekermeergebied Natuurbeschermingswet 2,279 protected area contains site 0
Sneekermeergebied Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,279 protected area contains site 0
Sneekermeergebied Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,300 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sneekermeer Nature Reserve 564 protected area contained by site 564


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 -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Sneekermeer and Goingarijp. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.