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Location Netherlands, Overijssel
Central coordinates 6o 5.00' East  52o 37.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2, C3
Area 1,480 ha
Altitude 0 - 4m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Site description The site covers the channels and flood-plain of these two small rivers, and contains wet meadows, water-fringe vegetation and pools. The site is adjacent to Zwartemeer (040) and is situated to the north of the city of Zwolle. Human activities include reed-harvesting.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1989-1993  12,800 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus winter  1989-1993  363 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Buitenlanden Langenholte Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy 64 protected area contained by site 115  
Kievitsbloemterreinen langs de Overijsselse Vecht Natural Monument 123 protected area contained by site 123  
Kievitsbloemterreinen Ov Vecht en Zwarte Water Natural Monument 41 protected area contained by site 41  
Kievitsbloemterreinen Zwarte Water Natural Monument 85 protected area contained by site 85  
Oeverlanden Langs De Vecht Nature Conservation Law 37 protected area contained by site 132  
Uiterwaarden Zwarte Water Nature Reserve 176 protected area contained by site 176  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  74%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  21%
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 81%
water management 100%
hunting 80%
nature conservation and research 25%
tourism/recreation 10%
urban/industrial/transport 10%

Protection status National Partial International None41 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Kievitsbloemterreinen Ov Vecht en Zwarte Water, 41 ha). 85 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Kievitsbloemterreinen Zwarte Water, 85 ha). 123 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Kievitsbloemterreinen langs de Overijsselse Vecht, 123 ha). 115 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Buitenlanden Langenholte, 115 ha). 132 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Oeverlanden langs de Vecht, 132 ha). 176 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Uiterwaarden Zwarte Water, 176 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Zwarte Water and Overijsselse Vecht. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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