|Central coordinates||7o 2.00' East 52o 41.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B2, C6|
|Altitude||17 - 20m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
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.
|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||1990||64 breeding pairs||medium||B2, C6||Least Concern|
|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)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Raised bogs||36%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Highly improved re-seeded landscapes||10%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||92%|
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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