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Lake Veluwemeer


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 1989-1992 1,220 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown - 20,000 individuals A4iii, C4

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)
Veluwerandmeren Nature Reserve 26 protected area contained by site 26
Veluwerandmeren Natuurbeschermingswet 6,123 protected area overlaps with site 0
Veluwerandmeren Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,166 protected area overlaps with site 3,390
Veluwerandmeren Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,166 protected area overlaps with site 0
Veluwerandmeren Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 600 protected area overlaps with site 0
Veluwemeer en Wolderwijd - NL2003048 Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,820 protected area overlaps with site 3,371
Veluwemeer Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3,150 protected area overlaps with site 3,150

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Veluwemeer. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2022.