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Location Netherlands, Noord-Brabant
Central coordinates 5o 38.00' East  51o 23.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 1,630 ha
Altitude 22 - 26m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Site description Tracts of heathland and fen interspersed with forestry plantations (mixed woodland), arable land and a shallow freshwater lake (Beuven). The site is located to the south-east of the city of Eindhoven. This site, together with sites 086 and 087, 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  1987-1991  87 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  72%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  23%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
water management 100%
hunting 15%
nature conservation and research 77%
tourism/recreation 50%

Protection status National Partial International None375 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Beuven, 375 ha). 876 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Strabrechtse Heide, 876 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Strabrechtse Heide and Beuven. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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