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Naardermeer

General Information

Description A lowland mire consisting of lakes, marshland, Alnus and Salix scrub, canals and reedbeds, surrounded by polders and densely populated urban areas. Water levels are artificially controlled. Size: 752 ha
Country Netherlands
Latitude 52° 17' 0" (52.2833)
Longitude 5° 7' 0" (5.1167)
State

Physical Characteristics

Description
Type Fresh
Permanent

Socio-Political

Economic Value Human Uses include fishing, hunting, and reed cutting.
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description
Issues
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description Special Protection Area EC Directive; Nature Reserve.
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
National Designation
Ramsar Site
Species of Concern Important for numerous species of breeding birds, notably the largest colony of cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis (5,000 pairs) in Europe. Notable plants and several uncommon mosses.

Documents

Resources

Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities

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