|Central coordinates||5o 54.00' East 51o 25.00' North|
|Altitude||32 - 33m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description The site comprises two adjacent areas that contain remnant fragments of a raised bog (formerly 30,000 ha in extent), and includes pools, peatlands, marshes, swampy Betula forest, heathland and grassland. The area is located between the cities of Helmond and Venlo. This site, together with sites 087 and 088, formed part of a single, larger site (former site NL056) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Common Crane Grus grus||passage||1992||100 individuals||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Bluethroat Luscinia svecica||breeding||1990||176 breeding pairs||poor||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Deurnese Peel||Natural Monument||1,000||protected area contained by site||1,000|
|Deurnese Peel||Natural Monument||500||protected area contained by site||500|
|Deurnese Peel||Nature Reserve||449||protected area contained by site||449|
|Deurnese Peel, Mariapeel en Grauwveen||Nature Conservation Law||2,560||protected area contained by site||1,100|
|Deurnese Peelgebieden||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||1,450||protected area contained by site||1,450|
|Mariapeel||Nature Reserve||1,142||protected area contained by site||1,142|
|Mariapeel en Deurnese Peel - NL1000026||Birds Directive||2,545||protected area contained by site||2,545|
|Mariapeel en Deurnese Peel - NL1000027||Habitats Directive||2,606||protected area contains site||2,560|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Raised bogs||50%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||89%|
Management considerations Threats include acidification from surrounding farms, the construction of roads, cycle-paths, bridges and tracks, and the succession of vegetation that is attendant upon drainage (scrub encroachment in the northern part of the site has not been fully suppressed).
Protection status National High International High500 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Deurnese Peel, 500 ha). 1,000 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Deurnese Peel, 1,000 ha). 1,100 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Mariapeel, 1,100 ha). 449 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Deurnese Peel, 449 ha). 1,142 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Mariapeel, 1,142 ha). 1,450 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Deurnese Peelgebieden, 1,450 ha). 1,060 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Mariapeel, 1,060 ha). 1,450 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Deurnese Peelgebieden, 1,450 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mariapeel and Deurnesepeel. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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