Maribo Lakes

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Maribo Lakes

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  • Area: 
    3,823 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    54°44'N 11°33'E
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Maribo Lakes. 02/09/77; Region Sjælland; 3,823 ha; 54°45'N 011°33'E. Natura 2000 (SPA, SAC); Nature Conservation Area. Freshwater lakes supporting wooded islands and peninsulas, reedbeds, adjoining meadows with scattered shoreline habitation. There are several calcareous fens with orchid populations along the shores of the lakes. An internationally important area for wintering and staging geese and sea ducks and a nesting site for various waterbirds, supporting more than 1% of the individuals (2002-2009) of Greylag Goose, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck and Smew. The main factors threatening the sites ecological character are eutrophication from nutrients from adjacent farmland, afforestation, reedbed cutting, disturbance, and invasive alien species. Restoration of Hejrede Lake was initiated in 1993. A management plan has implemented hunting and sailing restrictions since 2000. Ramsar site no. 163. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Lolland Municipality

  • National legal designation: 
    • Special Area of Conservation (SAC) - Maribo Lakes
    • Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) - Maribo Lakes
    • nature park - Maribo Lakes
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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