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Location Netherlands, Drenthe,Friesland
Central coordinates 6o 20.00' East  52o 54.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 7,100 ha
Altitude 9 - 11m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Vogelbescherming Nederland



Site description An extensive area of forestry plantations (85% of the IBA area), located 20 km south-west of the city of Assen. Forest stands are mainly of conifers but also include some deciduous/mixed woodlands. They are of various ages and under various forestry regimes, and are interspersed with patches of heathland and fen.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1989  17 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius resident  1990  60 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Berkenheuvel Nature Conservation Law 1,000 protected area contained by site 1,000  
Boswachterij Appelscha Nature Reserve 1,849 protected area contained by site 1,849  
Boswachterij Smilde Nature Reserve 2,471 protected area contained by site 2,471  
Bouwersveld Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 53 protected area contained by site 63  
Doldersummer Veld Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 413 protected area contained by site 426  
Drents-Friese Wold en Leggelerveld - NL9803011 Habitats Directive 7,099 protected area overlaps with site 7,093  
Drents-Friese Woud National Park 6,130 protected area contained by site 6,130  
Drents-Friese Woud - NL9802201 Birds Directive 6,390 protected area contained by site 6,390  
Kern Boswachterij Vledderveld Nature Reserve 119 protected area contained by site 119  
Vledderhof Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 108 protected area contained by site 108  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  90%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management 100%
forestry 30%
hunting 100%
nature conservation and research 84%
tourism/recreation 50%

Protection status National High International None1,000 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Berkenheuvel, 1,000 ha). 1,849 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Boswachterij Appelscha, 1,849 ha). 2,471 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Boswachterij Smilde, 2,471 ha). 63 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Bouwersveld, 63 ha). 426 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Doldersummer Veld, 426 ha). 119 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Kern Boswachterij Vledderveld, 119 ha). 108 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Vledderhof, 108 ha). 6,130 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Drents-Friese Woud, 6,130 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Drents-Friese Wold. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2014

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