|Central coordinates||5o 19.00' East 52o 17.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C6|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description A freshwater lake, bounded in the north by the dyke of Zuidelijk Flevoland polder (reclaimed in 1968) and in the south by the mainland. The site is connected to Lake Gooimeer (044) in the north-west and to Lake Nijkerkernauw (adjacent to Lake Wolderwijd, 043) in the south-east. There is an extensive reedbed along the mainland in the western corner. The site includes part of a grassland polder on the southern side. There is a shipping lane (dredged). This site, together with site 075, formed part of a single, larger site (former site NL033) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).
Key Biodiversity This is a roost for large numbers of Cygnus columbianus which come from feeding areas in nearby grassland polders (e.g. Arkemheen), but count data are not available.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus||winter||1990||1,197 individuals||medium||A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6||Least Concern|
|Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope||winter||1992||13,878 individuals||good||B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata||non-breeding||1992||440 individuals||good||B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Eemland||Nature Reserve||177||protected area overlaps with site||146|
|Eemmeer||Nature Reserve||137||protected area contained by site||137|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||75%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Highly improved re-seeded landscapes||24%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||100%|
Protection status National High International Partial1,200 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Eemmeer, 1,200 ha). 146 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Eemland, 177 ha). 137 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Eemmeer, 137 ha). 1,200 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Eemmeer, Gooimeer en IJmeer, 1,800 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Eemmeer. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/08/2015
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