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Location Netherlands, Drenthe
Central coordinates 7o 2.00' East  52o 41.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 2,200 ha
Altitude 17 - 20m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Site description An area of peatland and pools located in the south-eastern corner of Drenthe province near to the German border, which includes one of the last remaining raised bogs in the Netherlands. The majority of the site has been cut for peat but some parts remain intact.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1995  10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1988-1990  64 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bargerveen Nature Conservation Law 2,028 protected area contained by site 2,100  
Bargerveen Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 2,100 protected area contained by site 2,100  
Meerstalblok Nature Conservation Law 102 protected area contained by site 66  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  50%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  36%
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management 100%
nature conservation and research 92%
tourism/recreation 30%

Protection status National High International High66 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Meerstalblok, 66 ha). 2,100 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Bargerveen, 2,100 ha). 2,100 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Bargerveen, 2,100 ha). 2,100 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Bargerveen, 2,100 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bargerveen. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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