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Location Netherlands
Central coordinates 6o 8.00' East  52o 24.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C4, C6
Area 11,780 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1991  470 individuals  good  B1i, B3, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus winter  1991  923 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Smew Mergellus albellus winter  1991  110 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1991  5 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis resident  1991  2 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   major
Artificial - terrestrial   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: IJssel: IJsselkop-Ketelmeer. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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