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    3,600 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    52°31'N 08°22'E
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Dümmer. 26/02/76; Niedersachsen; 3,600 ha; 52°32'N 008°23'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive, Nature Reserve. A large lake in a glaciated valley, associated wetlands include peatbogs, inland dunes, dense reedbeds and sedge meadows. An internationally important area for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds. Human activities have included drainage and cultivation of the peatlands. Currently the lake is used as a reservoir and experiences boat traffic, intensive fishing, and holiday home construction. Restoration measures consist of sediment removal, re-establishment of temporary flooding, and fishing and hunting restrictions. Ramsar site no. 85.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • nature park
    • nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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