Randers and Mariager Fjords and The Adjacent Sea

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Randers and Mariager Fjords and The Adjacent Sea

  • Country: 
    Denmark
  • Site number: 
    150
  • Area: 
    39,190 ha
  • Designation date: 
    02-09-1977
  • Coordinates: 
    56°43'N 10°21'E
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Overview

Randers and Mariager Fjords and the adjacent sea. 02/09/77; Regions Midtjylland & Norjylland; 39,190 ha; 56°42'N 010°13'E. Natura 2000 (SPA, SAC), Nature Conservation Area, Wildlife Reserve. A shallow fjord, small islets, saltmarshes, mudflats and cultivated land, providing an internationally important site for breeding, wintering and staging various species of waterbirds. 38.6% of the Svalbard population of the goose Branta bernicla hrota (2,700 between 2004-2009) gather in winter. Human activities include fishing, hunting and sailing. At present the main factors affecting the sites ecological character are eutrophication of fjords and the open marine areas, overgrowing of saltmarshes with Cordgrass (Spartina sp) and other high vegetation, drainage and construction of sea dikes. Ramsar site no. 150. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Midtjylland and Nordjylland Regions

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature conservation area
    • Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA)
    • Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
    • wildlife reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
    • Other international designation
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2012

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