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Location Netherlands, Gelderland
Central coordinates 5o 50.00' East  52o 10.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 91,800 ha
Altitude 32 - 40m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Vogelbescherming Nederland



Site description An extensive area of forestry plantations, heathland, fen and sand-drifts, situated in the centre of the country. Forest stands consist mainly of conifers but with some deciduous/mixed woodland, and are of various ages and under various forestry regimes. The site is bordered in the south by the River Rhine and in the east by the valley of the River IJssel. Small villages are excluded from the site.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1990  165 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1995  191 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis resident  1992  19 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Black woodpecker Dryocopus martius resident  1990  700 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1990  17 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1992  1,375 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1991  63 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
't Sol Nature Reserve 35 protected area contained by site 35  
Beekbergerwoud Nature Reserve 69 protected area contained by site 69  
Bergsham Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 27 protected area contained by site 28  
Bruggelen Nature Reserve 448 protected area contained by site 448  
De Dellen en Ambtsbos Nature Reserve 463 protected area contained by site 463  
De Haere Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 241 protected area contained by site 285  
De Hoge Veluwe Private Reserve 5,400 protected area contained by site 5,400  
Deelerwoud Nature Reserve 1,173 protected area contained by site 1,173  
Deelerwoud II Nature Reserve 52 protected area contained by site 52  
Garderen Nature Reserve 2,014 protected area contained by site 2,014  
Hoenderloo Nature Reserve 1,293 protected area contained by site 1,293  
Hoeve Delle Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 228 protected area contained by site 244  
Hoog Buurlose Heide Nature Reserve 155 protected area contained by site 155  
Kootwijk Nature Conservation Law 3,582 protected area contained by site 3,537  
Leuvenhorst Nature Conservation Law 1,425 protected area contained by site 1,425  
Leuvenumse Bos Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 765 protected area contained by site 837  
Loenermark en Loener Bos Nature Reserve 1,157 protected area contained by site 1,157  
Majuba Nature Reserve 135 protected area contained by site 135  
Nationaal Park Veluwezoom Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 4,720 protected area contained by site 4,904  
Neder-Rijn - NL9802038 Birds Directive 3,258 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Nunspeet Nature Reserve 2,125 protected area contained by site 2,125  
Orderbos Nature Reserve 172 protected area contained by site 172  
Otterlose Bos Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 104 protected area contained by site 104  
Oud-Groevenbeek Nature Reserve 224 protected area contained by site 224  
Planken Wambuis Nature Conservation Law 1,965 protected area contained by site 1,965  
Ramenberg Nature Reserve 143 protected area contained by site 143  
Reeënberg Nature Reserve 162 protected area contained by site 162  
Rozendaal Nature Reserve 447 protected area contained by site 447  
Scherpenberg en Morena Nature Reserve 168 protected area contained by site 168  
Speulder- en Sprielderbos Nature Reserve 2,535 protected area contained by site 2,535  
Steilhul Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 40 protected area contained by site 40  
Sysselt Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 350 protected area contained by site 350  
Tongerense Heide Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 193 protected area contained by site 210  
Ugchelen Nature Reserve 1,442 protected area contained by site 1,442  
Varenna Nature Reserve 429 protected area contained by site 429  
Veluwe - NL3009017 Birds Directive 93,052 is identical to site 91,800  
Veluwe - NL9801023 Habitats Directive 91,454 is identical to site 90,223  
Wekeromse Zand Nature Reserve 509 protected area contained by site 509  
Wilde Kamp Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 43 protected area contained by site 38  
Zandhegge Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 95 protected area contained by site 104  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  26%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  72%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management 100%
forestry 40%
military 7%
nature conservation and research 41%
tourism/recreation 30%
urban/industrial/transport 8%

Protection status National Partial International None35 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (`t Sol, 35 ha). 69 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Beekbergerwoud, 69 ha). 28 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Bergsham, 28 ha). 448 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Bruggelen, 448 ha). 463 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (De Dellen en Ambtsbos, 463 ha). 285 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (De Haere, 285 ha). 1,173 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Deelerwoud, 1,173 ha). 52 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Deelerwoud II, 52 ha). 2,014 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Garderen, 2,014 ha). 1,293 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Hoenderloo, 1,293 ha). 244 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Hoeve Delle, 244 ha). 155 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Hoog Buurlose Heide, 155 ha). 3,537 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Kootwijk, 3,537 ha). 1,425 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Leuvenhorst, 1,425 ha). 837 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Leuvenumse Bos, 837 ha). 1,157 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Loenermark en Loener Bos, 1,157 ha). 135 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Majuba, 135 ha). 4,904 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Nationaal Park Veluwezoom, 4,904 ha). 2,125 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Nunspeet, 2,125 ha). 172 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Orderbos, 172 ha). 104 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Otterlose Bos, 104 ha). 224 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Oud-Groevenbeek, 224 ha). 1,965 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Planken Wambuis, 1,965 ha). 143 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Ramenberg, 143 ha). 162 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Reeënberg, 162 ha). 447 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Rozendaal, 447 ha). 168 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Scherpenberg en Morena, 168 ha). 2,535 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Speulder- en Sprielderbos, 2,535 ha). 40 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Steilhul, 40 ha). 350 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Sysselt, 350 ha). 210 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Tongerense heide, 210 ha). 1,442 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Ugchelen, 1,442 ha). 429 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Varenna, 429 ha). 509 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Wekeromse Zand, 509 ha). 38 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Wilde Kamp, 38 ha). 104 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Zandhegge, 104 ha). 5,400 ha of IBA covered by Private Reserve (De Hoge Veluwe, 5,400 ha).

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