Vejlerne and Løgstør Bredning

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Vejlerne and Løgstør Bredning

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    43,534 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    56°58'N 09°03'E
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Vejlerne and Løgstør Bredning. 02/09/77; Region Norjylland; 43,534 ha; 056°56N 009°03E. Natura 2000 (SPA, SAC), Nature Conservation Area, Wildlife Reserves. A shallow, brackish fjord of open water, shoals, islands and saltmarshes internationally important for nesting, wintering and staging of numerous species of waterbirds. Abandonment and unsuccessful reclamation efforts led to the development of extensive reedbeds, lakes and meadows. The site is surrounded by rural landscape composed of privately owned forests and agricultural lands, causing eutrophication through cultivation of meadows in the adjacent area. A management plan for the site has been implemented since 2009. Bird watching tourism has increased since the creation of the new visitors centre and observation towers in 2001. Ramsar site no. 145. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Thisted and Jammerbugt municipalities

  • National legal designation: 
    • Special Area of Conservation (SAC) - Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
    • Special Protection Areas for Birds (SPA) - Vejlerne and Løgstør Bredning
    • Wildlife and Nature reserve - Vejlerne, Løgstør Bredning, and around the island Borreholm
    • nature conservation area - Vejlerne, Skårup-Holm Tange, Livø, Løgstør (6,800 ha) and Bygholm Vejle (695 ha)
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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