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The Oostvaardersplassen is a nature reserve in the Netherlands covering more than 50 square kilometres. Despite having developed recently (It's in a polder which was only created in 1968)it already has quite an importance as a European wetland. Numbers of large herbivores were brought in to keep the area open: ( Konik ponies, heck cattle and red deers )to create and preserve a habitat for water birds.