Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C2, C6 (2016)
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Area: 133 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 favourable low
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Site description
The site comprises reedbeds, scrub and wet meadows alongside a canal, and adjoins the River Lek (an arm of the Rhine) south-west of the city of Utrecht. Human activities include reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use). This site, together with site 080, formed part of a single, larger site (former site NL042) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zouweboezem. Downloaded from on 11/08/2020.