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Location Belgium, Vlaams Gewest
Central coordinates 5o 11.00' East  51o 17.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 5,400 ha
Altitude 25 - 35m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description An area of the Turnhoutse Kempen covered with deciduous and coniferous woodlands, small heathlands, and marshes and ponds.

Key Biodiversity This IBA is also a staging site for migrating passerines and raptors.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  5 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
De Maatjes Nature Reserve 10 protected area contained by site 10  
De Ronde Put Nature Reserve 40 protected area contained by site 40  
Ronde Put - BE2101639 Birds Directive 5,412 is identical to site 5,400  
Valleigebied van de Kleine Nete met brongebieden, moerassen en heiden - BE2100026 Habitats Directive 4,884 protected area overlaps with site 1,169  
Vennen, heiden en moerassen rond Turnhout - BE2100024 Habitats Directive 3,627 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  10%
Shrubland Heathland  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  85%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
forestry 40%
nature conservation and research 10%
tourism/recreation 10%

Protection status National Low International High10 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (De Maatjes, 10 ha). 40 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (De Ronde Put, 40 ha). 5,400 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (De Ronde Put, 5,400 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ronde Put. Downloaded from on 31/03/2015

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