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  • Area: 
    998 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    52°28'N 06°40'E
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Engbertsdijksvenen. 02/06/89; Overijssel; 998 ha; 052°29’N 006°40’E; Natura 2000 (SPA, SAC). Engbertsdijksvenen is one of the last remaining raised bogs in the Netherlands, with dry heathland, birch forests, ditches and drainage channels. The Ramsar Site boundary has been aligned with the Natura 2000 boundary, resulting in the addition of an area of 105 ha. The Site is an important breeding, resting and moulting area for many species of duck, goose, swan and waders. It regularly supports protected species such as the common crane as well as more than 1% of the individuals of the population of tundra bean goose. The wetland plays an important role in groundwater replenishment and carbon sequestration. The main potential threat to its ecological character is drainage. Land use is dedicated to water management, recreation and tourism. There is a visitors’ centre and a national bird monitoring programme is carried out at the site by the Dutch Bird Research Organisation SOVON. Ramsar site no. 428. Most recent RIS information: 2013.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Special Area of Conservation (Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC) - Engbertsdijksvenen
    • Special Protection Area (Birds Directive 79/409/EEC, 1989) - Engbertsdijksvenen
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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