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Location Netherlands, Zuid-Holland
Central coordinates 4o 48.00' East  51o 54.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C3
Area 180 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Site description The IBA is situated in the Alblasserwaard polder, east of Rotterdam, and is covered by wet meadows. There are three duck decoys.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1988-1993  8,419 individuals  medium  B1i, C3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
water management 100%
hunting 25%
nature conservation and research 95%

Protection status National High International None171 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Donkse Laagten, 171 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Donkse Laagten. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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