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  • Area: 
    12,388 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    56°43'N 13°17'E
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Tönnersjöheden-Årshultsmyren is a large wetland complex with a high diversity of representative wetland types located in the western part of the “South Swedish Highland”. This is one of the most humid parts of Sweden, with a precipitation of between 1,200 and 1,500 millimetres yearly. Due to this “humid” status, the Site contains a number of large mire complexes and has a high diversity of wetland types such as permanent forested and non-forested peatlands, and shrub-dominated wetlands. The wetlands display several different developmental stages, from fens to slightly raised bogs and large raised bogs of different types. There are a number of streams and lakes in the area. The Site is of importance for flora and fauna and hosts both typical and rare species. It is important for birds living in open and forested wetlands and it is a resting and staging area for some bird species. A number of red-listed species depend on dry habitats in the area.

Administrative region: 
Halland, Kronoberg

  • National legal designation: 
    • Natura 2000 SCI - Lidhultsåsen
    • Natura 2000 SCI/SPA (1) - Söderängarna
    • Natura 2000 SCI/SPA (2) - Tönnersjömålet och Mästocka skjutfält
    • Natura 2000 SCI/SPA (3) - Långhultamyren
    • Natura 2000 SCI/SPA (4) - Porsbjär
    • Natura 2000 SCI/SPA (5) - Lunnarna
    • Natura 2000 SCI/SPA (6) - Årshultsmyren
    • Nature reserve (1) - Gårdshult
    • Nature reserve (2) - Långhultamyren
    • Nature reserve (3) - Porsbjär
    • Nature reserve (4) - Årshultsmyrren
    • Nature reserve (5) - Lidhultsåsen
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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