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Location Netherlands, Limburg,Noord-Brabant
Central coordinates 5o 54.00' East  51o 25.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 2,560 ha
Altitude 32 - 33m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Vogelbescherming Nederland



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).

Populations of IBA trigger species

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 areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Deurnese Peel Natural Monument 500 protected area contained by site 500  
Deurnese Peel Natural Monument 1,000 protected area contained by site 1,000  
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  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  41%
Shrubland Heathland  9%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  50%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management 100%
hunting 20%
nature conservation and research 89%
tourism/recreation 50%
forestry 5%

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mariapeel and Deurnesepeel. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014

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