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Location Netherlands, Zeeland
Central coordinates 4o 2.00' East  51o 29.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C3
Area 490 ha
Altitude 0 - 1m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Vogelbescherming Nederland



Site description A complex of wet grassland, hedges and woodland patches situated on both sides of the Kanaal door Zuid-Beveland Canal that connects Oosterschelde (028) and Westerschelde and Saeftinghe (032). The site is located east of the city of Goes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1991  16,112 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kapelse Moer Nature Conservation Law 105 protected area contained by site 117  
Oosterschelde - NL1000018 Habitats Directive 36,888 protected area overlaps with site 439  
Yerseke Moer Nature Reserve 205 protected area contained by site 205  
Yersekse en Kapelse Moer - NL9802068 Birds Directive 484 is identical to site 483  

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
water management 100%
hunting 50%
nature conservation and research 66%
tourism/recreation 30%

Protection status National Partial International None117 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Kapelse Moer, 117 ha). 205 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Yerseke Moer, 205 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yersekse and Kapelse Moer. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014

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