|Central coordinates||5o 40.00' East 52o 23.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C4, C6|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description A freshwater lake, bounded in the north-west by the dyke of Oostelijk Flevoland polder (reclaimed in 1957) and in the south-east by the mainland. There are extensive though narrow reedbeds along the mainland coast. The site lies adjacent to Lake Drontermeer (041) in the north and to Lake Wolderwijd (043) in the south-east (with sluices at both sides). Sand extraction occurs. This site, together with site 043, formed part of a single, larger site (former site NL032) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).
Key Biodiversity The site is a roost for geese Anser from surrounding feeding areas, but numbers are poorly covered by counts. The average seasonal peak number of waterbirds during 1992-1996 was more than 20,000.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus||winter||1992||1,220 individuals||good||A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||-||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii, C4|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Veluwemeer||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||3,150||protected area overlaps with site||3,150|
|Veluwemeer en Wolderwijd - NL2003048||Habitats Directive||1,820||protected area overlaps with site||3,371|
|Veluwerandmeren||Nature Reserve||26||protected area contained by site||26|
|Veluwerandmeren - NL9802033||Birds Directive||6,110||protected area contains site||3,390|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||97%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Low International None26 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Veluwerandmeren, 26 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Veluwemeer. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014
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