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    5'754 ha
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  • Coordonnées: 
    53°21'N 06°12'E
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Lauwersmeer. 29/08/00; Groningen, Friesland; 5,754 ha; 053°22'N 006°13'E; Natura 2000 (SPA), National Park. The Site is a dammed estuary, which was part of the Waddenzee until it was closed off in 1969. It includes a shallow freshwater lake, marshes, wet grasslands and arable lands. The Ramsar Site boundary was aligned with the Natura 2000 Site in 2014, with a road and parking areas on the north side excluded. It hosts more than 20,000 wintering birds and over 1% of the biogeographic populations of 13 species of waterbirds. The Site also supports threatened mammals such as the otter (Lutra lutra) and pine marten (Martes martes), and endangered breeding birds such as the ruff (Philomachus pugnax), bittern (Botaurus stellaris) and Montagu`s harrier (Circus pygargus). It also plays an important role in water supply and the maintenance of the hydrological balance of the region. Human activities include tourism, commercial fishing, shipping, boating and farming. The main threats to the Site’s ecological character are the disturbance of birds by military training and tourism, and the impacts of mining and gas exploration, reed cutting, non-industrial pollution and eutrophication. Significant research and monitoring is carried out within the Site. Ramsar Site no. 1247. Most recent RIS information: 2013.

Région administrative: 
Groningen and Friesland

  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • National Park - Lauwersmeer
    • Special Protection Area - Lauwersmeer
  • Inscriptions juridiques régionales (internationales): 
    • UE Natura 2000
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