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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  1991  87 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Beuven Nature Conservation Law 100 protected area contained by site 375  
Strabrechtse Heide Nature Conservation Law 770 protected area contained by site 876  
Strabrechtse Heide en Beuven - NL1000024 Habitats Directive 1,790 protected area contains site 1,630  


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 (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Strabrechtse Heide and Beuven. Downloaded from on 27/02/2015

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