Dumme mosse

Wet pool in lag fen bordering raised bog.
Central area of raised bog.

Dumme mosse

  • Country: 
    Sweden
  • Site number: 
    1117
  • Area: 
    3,098 ha
  • Designation date: 
    14-11-2001
  • Coordinates: 
    57°46'N 14°00'E
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Overview

Dumme mosse is a large and diverse mire complex, dominated by raised bogs with small streams and fens, and surrounded by various coniferous and deciduous forests. Different types of open peat bogs are found within the Site including eccentric bogs, sloping bogs, plateau shaped raised bogs and slightly raised bogs. The boundaries of the Site have been adjusted to follow the boundaries of protected areas and wetlands of high conservation value. The Site comprises large areas of open and relatively unspoilt raised bog, where floristic elements from Northern Sweden meet those of Western (oceanic )and Eastern (more continental) bogs. The open water body to the north constitutes an important area for 164 species of birds. Dumme mosse is one of few remaining bogs with open areas that are large enough to provide breeding habitats for Scandinavias southernmost populations of European golden plover Pluvialis apricaria and red-throated diver Gavia stellata. The Site is important for the maintenance of hydrological regimes as well as carbon storage. The main threats to its ecological character relate to air-borne pollutants and climatic changes which are making the bog more suitable for pine trees and therefore less attractive as nesting grounds for waders. The wetland provides fresh water for industry and is an important site for bird watching and nature based outdoor activities. Trails and information signs are located within the Site. There are management plans for the two nature reserves.

Administrative region: 
Jönköping

  • National legal designation: 
    • Bird Sanctuary
    • Nature Reserve
    • Riksintresse (Site of National Importance for Nature Conservation)
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    08-11-2016

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