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Location Netherlands, Noord-Brabant
Central coordinates 5o 30.00' East  51o 20.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 2,270 ha
Altitude 26 - 29m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Site description An area of dry heathland, fen and forestry plantations (mixed woodland and conifers) located to the south-east of the city of Eindhoven.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1995  17-18 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1991  50 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Leende I Nature Reserve 2,055 protected area contained by site 2,055  
Leende II Nature Reserve 258 protected area overlaps with site 158  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  22%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  75%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
water management 100%
forestry 50%
hunting 97%
nature conservation and research 97%
tourism/recreation 95%

Protection status National High International None2,055 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Leende I, 2,055 ha). 158 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Leende II, 258 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Leenderbos and Groote Heide. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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