Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1i, B3, C3, C4, C6 (2016)
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Area: 2,087 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
A freshwater lake located south-east of the city of Groningen, with reedbeds and an extensive area of wet pasture. Human activities include reed-harvesting.

Key biodiversity
Lake Zuidlaardermeer is used as a roost by swans Cygnus and geese Anser.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zuidlaardermeergebied. Downloaded from on 18/09/2020.