|Central coordinates||5o 55.00' East 52o 51.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B2, C2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description An area of small ponds and canals (former peat-workings) interspersed with fens, reedbeds, swampy woodland and wet meadows, and located south of the city of Heerenveen, near to De Weerribben (064). Human activities include reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below).
Key Biodiversity A roost for geese Anser from surrounding feeding areas. Waterbird numbers quoted are rough estimates.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus||winter||1979-1989||200 individuals||good||A4i, B1i, B2, C2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Rottige Meenthe||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||1,130||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest||5%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||70%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Highly improved re-seeded landscapes||25%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||65%|
Protection status National Partial International None459 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Brandemeer, 459 ha). 798 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Rottige Meenthe, 798 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Rottige Meenthe and Brandemeer. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/07/2016
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