Horsens Fjord and Endelave

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Horsens Fjord and Endelave

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  • Area: 
    42,737 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    55°49'N 10°15'E
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Horsens Fjord and Endelave. 02/09/77; Region Midtjylland; 42,737 ha; 55°51'N 010°10'E. Natura 2000 (SPA, SAC), Nature Conservation Area, Wildlife Reserve. A shallow fjord, adjacent sea area with reefs, sand banks, saltmarshes, islets and lagoons including partly cultivated islands with scattered habitation. The site is the most important area in the vicinity for the seal Phoca vitulina, and it is internationally important for breeding, moulting, wintering and staging various species of waterbirds. Human activities include fish-farming, camping and rabbit hunting. An invasive plant (Spartina alterniflora) is colonizing the island of Endelave. Changes in the land use are triggering vegetation succession in the marshes, negatively affecting birds nesting and feeding activities. There is a field laboratory for monitoring and research. Ramsar site no. 152. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Midtjylland Region

  • National legal designation: 
    • Special Area of Conservation (SAC) - Horsens Fjord and Endelave
    • Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) - Horsens Fjord and Endelave
    • nature conservation area - Øvre on Endelave and at Horsnæs-Gyllingnæs
    • wildlife reserve - Vorsø
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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