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Location Netherlands, Overijssel
Central coordinates 6o 40.00' East  52o 29.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 1,030 ha
Altitude 14 - 16m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Site description One of the last remaining raised bogs in the Netherlands, c.10 ha of which has not been cut for peat. The site is located to the north of the city of Almelo, and is surrounded by arable land.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1987-1991  46 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Engbertsdijksvenen Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 975 protected area contained by site 975  
Engbertsdijkvenen I Natural Monument 865 protected area contained by site 865  
Engbertsdijkvenen II Natural Monument 110 protected area contained by site 110  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  5%
Shrubland Heathland  50%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  45%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management 100%
nature conservation and research 95%
tourism/recreation 20%

Protection status National High International High865 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Engbertsdijkvenen I, 865 ha). 110 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Engberts-dijkvenen II, 110 ha). 954 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Engbertsdijkvenen, 954 ha). 975 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Engbertsdijkvenen, 975 ha). 975 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Engbertsdijkvenen, 975 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Engbertsdijksvenen. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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