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Location Netherlands, Drenthe
Central coordinates 6o 23.00' East  52o 49.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C3
Area 3,800 ha
Altitude 8 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Site description An area of heathland and fen containing c.40 freshwater bodies of various sizes, surrounded by predominantly coniferous forest. The site is located to the north-west of the city of Hoogeveen.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis winter  1987-1991  812 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dwingelderveld National Park 3,500 protected area contained by site 3,600  
Dwingelderveld Nature Reserve 1,366 protected area contained by site 1,366  
Dwingelderveld II Nature Reserve 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Kraloerheide en Dwingelo Nature Reserve 1,849 protected area contained by site 1,849  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  50%
Shrubland Heathland  45%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management 100%
forestry 12%
hunting 75%
nature conservation and research 85%
tourism/recreation 50%

Protection status National High International High1,366 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Dwingelderveld, 1,366 ha). 1 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Dwingelderveld II, 1 ha). 1,849 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Kraloerheide en Dwingelo, 1,849 ha). 3,600 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Dwingelderveld, 3,600 ha). 3,692 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Dwingelderveld, 3,692 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dwingelderveld. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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