Marsh with Great Fen-Sedge.
Fens with Brown Bog-rush


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    1,647 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    57°40'N 18°41'E
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The Site is a large complex of wetlands, flat rock and forest on limestone bedrock on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. The wetlands consist of fens, small creeks and a number of springs. Some areas are also temporarily flooded by snow melt. The flora is particularly interesting, with a large number of rare plant species, many of them included in the Swedish Red List; the lime in the soils and the multitude of springs contribute to this wealth. The fen vegetation is mainly dominated by Cladium mariscus, but some parts have other vegetation types, such as rich fen and spring fen vegetation. The Site’s springs and high water quality also contribute to its importance as a water reservoir. Forestry, drainage, and road construction just outside the Site are believed to be having some negative impact upon its plants and animals. 

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature reserve - Bojsvätar
    • Nature reserve - Kallgatburg
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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