Stavns Fjord and adjacent waters

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Stavns Fjord and adjacent waters

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  • Area: 
    15,533 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    55°55'N 10°43'E
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Stavns Fjord and adjacent waters. 02/09/77; Region Midtjylland; 15,533 ha; 55°54N 010°40E. Natura 2000 (SAC, SPA), Nature Conservation Area, Nature Reserve, Wildlife Reserve. Shallow sea and fjord areas of reefs, sand banks, islands, and saltmarshes, with farmland on inhabited islands. A rich marine flora and fauna are supported and parts of the site are used for commercial fish-farming. The site is internationally important for various species of breeding, moulting, staging and wintering waterbirds, and includes haul-out areas for the seal Phoca vitulina. Human activities include diving, windsurfing, hunting and exploitation of raw materials, but public access is prohibited during the breeding season. There has been mineral extraction from the sea bed. Archaeological, geological, and ecological research is carried out within the site. In 2011 management plans settled site-specific nature goals and priorities to improve water quality and the ecological character of the wetland and its catchment and coastal area. Ramsar site no. 153. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Midtjylland Region

  • National legal designation: 
    • Special Area of Conservation (SAC) - Stavns Fjord and adjacent waters
    • Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) - Stavns Fjord and adjacent waters
    • nature reserve - Stavns Fjord and surroundings
    • wildlife reserve - Stavns Fjord
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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