Deurnsche Peel & Mariapeel


Deurnsche Peel & Mariapeel

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  • Area: 
    2,734 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    51°25'N 05°53'E
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Deurnsche Peel & Mariapeel. 07/01/93; Noord-Brabant; 2,734 ha; 051°25’N 005°54’E; Natura 2000 (SPA, SAC). The original Ramsar Site’s name (Deurnese Peelgebieden) and boundary have been amended to reflect the larger Natura 2000 site. The Site is a former raised bog, with marshland, open water, channels, heathlands, and forests dominated by birch, oak and pine. It is of great importance as a representative landscape type specific to the western European Plain, and it is notable as a resting place for migrating common cranes and tundra bean geese. Regeneration projects have led to substantial increases in the extent of peat moss species such as Sphagnum cuspidatum and to a lesser extent Spagnum fallax. The Site plays an important role in groundwater replenishment, and the land is used for farming, recreation and water management. Potential threats Site include agricultural intensification, overgrazing, drainage, infrastructure developments and tourism. Ramsar site no. 580. Most recent RIS information: 2013.

Administrative region: 
Brabant & Limburg

  • National legal designation: 
    • Special Protection Area ‘Deurnsche Peel en Mariapeel’ (Birds Directive 79/409/EEC
    • Special Area of Conservation ‘Deurnsche Peel en Mariapeel’ (Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC).
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)