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Location Netherlands, Noord-Holland,Utrecht
Central coordinates 5o 5.00' East  52o 13.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C2, C6
Area 7,040 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Vogelbescherming Nederland



Site description An extensive area of shallow lakes and canals (former peat-workings), fens, reedbeds, swampy woodland, and wet meadows. The site is located to the west of the city of Hilversum, close to the River Vecht. Human activities include water-sports and reed-harvesting.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1991  3 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1992  66 breeding pairs  good  B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ankeveense Plassen Nature Reserve 598 protected area contained by site 598  
Het Hol, Kortenhoef Nature Reserve 176 protected area contained by site 176  
Horstermeerpolder Nature Reserve 50 protected area contained by site 50  
Horstermeerpolder II Nature Reserve 51 protected area contained by site 51  
Kortenhoefse Plassen Nature Reserve 328 protected area contained by site 328  
Loosdrechtse Plassen Nature Reserve 445 protected area contained by site 445  
Moerasterrein Loosdrecht Natural Monument 80 protected area contained by site 80  
Oostelijke Vechtplassen Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 4,500 protected area overlaps with site 0  
Oostelijke Vechtplassen - NL2003036 Habitats Directive 3,270 protected area contained by site 3,270  
Oostelijke Vechtplassen - NL9802060 Birds Directive 6,683 is identical to site 6,675  
Polder Mijnden Nature Conservation Law 19 protected area contained by site 62  
Spiegelplas Nature Reserve 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Tienhovense Plassen Nature Reserve 203 protected area contained by site 203  
Wijde Blik Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 16 protected area contained by site 16  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  20%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  75%
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
fisheries/aquaculture 60%
water management 100%
hunting 80%
nature conservation and research 27%
tourism/recreation 65%
urban/industrial/transport 8%

Protection status National Partial International None80 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Moerasterrein Loosdrecht, 80 ha). 598 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Ankeveense Plassen, 598 ha). 176 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Het Hol, Kortenhoef, 176 ha). 50 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Horstermeerpolder, 50 ha). 51 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Horstermeerpolder II, 51 ha). 328 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Kortenhoefse Plassen, 328 ha). 445 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Loosdrechtse Plassen, 445 ha). 62 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Polder Mijnden, 62 ha). 1 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Spiegelplas, 1 ha). 203 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Tienhovense Plassen, 203 ha). 16 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Wijde Blik, 16 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oostelijke Vechtplassen. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014

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