- Site number:1122
- Area:2,148 ha
- Designation date:14-11-2001
- Coordinates:55°49'N 12°53'E
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The Site consists of a shallow bay and its adjacent shoreline, with wet shore meadows and a small river mouth. The shoreland consists mostly of a large flat seashore meadow area, which is often flooded by the sea and partly waterlogged. The meadows are home to a number of protected species, mainly birds and vascular plants. The Site offers a good breeding habitat for waders, and some nationally red-listed species such as little tern Sternula albifrons. The Site constitutes an important spawning ground for fish species such as the globally endangered eel Anguilla anguilla and Atlantic cod Gadus morhua. The overlapping nature reserve has value for recreation and tourism, especially sport fishing, and it has been classified as an area of national interest for commercial fishing. The main threats affecting the ecological character of the Site relate to garbage and solid waste, and a motorway running along the entire coastline which may cause a disturbance. In addition, the inadequate grazing of the sea meadows has probably resulted in the reduction in the number of breeding waders and ducks. Increased disturbances from human activities have had a severe effect on terns.
- National legal designation:
- EU Natura 2000 SAC - Saxåns mynning-Järavallen
- EU Natura 2000 SPA - Lundåkrabukten
- Nature Reserve (1) - Saxåns utlopp
- Nature Reserve (2) - Järavallen
- Regional (international) legal designations:
- EU Natura 2000
- Last publication date:31-03-2017