Witte en Zwarte Brekken

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C3, C6 (2016)
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Area: 433 ha

Protection status:

Vogelbescherming Nederland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 not assessed very unfavourable medium
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Site description
A freshwater lake (former peat-workings) surrounded by marshland and wet meadows that partly flood in winter, and located to the south of the city of Sneek. The site belongs to the same water management unit as Lake Sneekermeer (058). Human activities include reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below).

Key biodiversity
This is an important roost for geese Anser from surrounding feeding areas. The mean total number of waterbirds in winter exceeds 20,000. Waterbird numbers quoted are rough estimates.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Witte en Zwarte Brekken. Downloaded from on 09/07/2020.