• Pays: 
    Pays-Bas (Royaume des)
  • Numéro du site: 
  • Superficie: 
    13'753 ha
  • Date d’inscription: 
  • Coordonnées: 
    51°42'N 04°00'E
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The Site is an intertidal area which was part of the estuary of the Rhine and Maas (Meuse) rivers until it was cut off from the North Sea in 1971. It is now a stagnant saline lake, mostly bordered by dykes, with some islets, sand dunes and wet meadows. In 2014 the Site was aligned with the Natura 2000 site, and recreational areas, roads and agricultural land covering 116 hectares were excluded. The Site is particularly important for waterbirds: it supports large congregations with annual peaks averaging over 67,000 birds, while more than 1% of the biogeographical populations of 13 species of breeding and wintering birds are present. The main human uses are commercial fishing, water management, boating, tourism and leisure activities. Threats include encroaching industrialization and urbanization, discharge of non-industrial pollutants and expanding recreational activities. Plans to partly restore tidal dynamics are in place to counteract eutrophication.

Région administrative: 
Zuid-Holland and Zeeland

  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • National Ecological Network (NEN) - Grevelingen
  • Inscriptions juridiques régionales (internationales): 
    • UE Natura 2000
  • Date de dernière publication: 


Fiche descriptive Ramsar (FDR)

Carte du site

Rapports et documents complémentaires