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Weerribben


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2016 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
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus LC breeding 2011-2015 800 breeding pairs B3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2016).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2018 not assessed medium high
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset medium

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - nutrient loads likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Weerribben-Wieden Nationaal Park 10,270 protected area overlaps with site 0
Weerribben Natuurbeschermingswet 3,329 is identical to site 0
Weerribben Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3,400 protected area overlaps with site 3,400
Weerribben Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,279 is identical to site 3,383
Weerribben Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,329 is identical to site 3,316
De Wieden Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 9,400 protected area is adjacent to site 0
De Weerribben National Park 3,500 protected area contained by site 3,450
De Weerribben Nature Reserve 3,115 protected area contained by site 3,115

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
other -
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Weerribben. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/weerribben-iba-netherlands on 04/10/2023.