One pasture in Skälderviken
The Lagoons in Skälderviken


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    1,463 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    56°13'N 12°43'E
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The Site includes a shallow coastal bay in south-western Sweden and its adjacent shoreline consisting of grazed meadows, a few islands, sand dunes and shoals, and two small river mouths (Vegeån and Görslövsån). The Site is an important spawning ground, nursery, and feeding area, especially for the Atlantic herring Clupea harengus, the Atlantic cod Gadus morhua and flatfish species, and is classified as nationally important for commercial fishing. It is important for breeding, migrating, and wintering water birds including a number of nationally vulnerable species such as the ruff Philomachus pugnax, bar-tailed godwit Limosa lapponica and the common kingfisher Alcedo atthis. The scenic beauty of the area makes it popular for recreation and tourism; one of the shoals is commonly used for bathing and some areas for angling. Increasing disturbance from human activities has had a severe effect on birds, while inadequate grazing of the meadows has possibly contributed to the reduction in the number of breeding waders and ducks.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature reserve - Jonstorp-Vegeåns mynning
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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