Waters north of Anholt

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Waters north of Anholt

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    11,616 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    56°45'N 11°33'E
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Waters north of Anholt. 02/09/77; Region Midtjylland; 11,616 ha; 56°42'N 011°34'E. Natura 2000 (SPA, SAC), Nature Conservation Area, Seal Reserve. Shallow waters with shoals and sandbanks, vast sandy beaches, reefs and open sea. The site is the only Danish breeding site for Halichoerus grypus and Phoca vitulina seals. Gravel extraction affected the sites ecological character until recent times. Public access is limited and hunting has been prohibited. Since 2003 a national monitoring programme (NOVANA) is assessing nature and water quality under the EEC Birds, Habitats and Water Framework Directives. Ramsar site no. 151. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Special Area of Conservation (SAC) - Waters north of Anholt
    • Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) - Waters north of Anholt
    • nature conservation area - Totten
    • seal reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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