Loonse and Drunense Duinen

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 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
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC resident 1987-1991 4 breeding pairs C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 1987-1991 49 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Plantloon Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 278 protected area contained by site 262
Loonse en Drunense Duinen & Leemkuilen Natuurbeschermingswet 3,975 unknown 0
Loonse en Drunense Duinen Nature Conservation Law 2,239 protected area contained by site 3,400
Loonse en Drunense Duinen Nature Reserve 2,211 protected area contained by site 2,211
De Brand Nature Conservation Law 204 protected area contained by site 410


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Forestry plantations -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Loonse and Drunense Duinen. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.