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Location Belgium, Région Wallonne
Central coordinates 5o 6.00' East  50o 2.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C6
Area 14,914 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description A large plateau of old deciduous woodland in the northern Ardennes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  40-80 breeding pairs  medium  B3, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Nature reserves in Deverdisse Nature Reserve 3 protected area contained by site 3  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  80%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
fisheries/aquaculture 1%
forestry 90%
hunting -
nature conservation and research 1%
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport 1%

Protection status National Low International High3 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Nature Reserves in Deverdisse, 3 ha). 14,914 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Daverdisse, 14,914 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Daverdisse. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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