Waters north of Anholt

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Waters north of Anholt

  • Country: 
    Denmark
  • Site number: 
    151
  • Area: 
    11,616 ha
  • Designation date: 
    02-09-1977
  • Coordinates: 
    56°45'N 11°33'E
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Overview

Waters north of Anholt. 02/09/77; Region Midtjylland; 11,616 ha; 56°42'N 011°34'E. Natura 2000 (SPA, SAC), Nature Conservation Area, Seal Reserve. Shallow waters with shoals and sandbanks, vast sandy beaches, reefs and open sea. The site is the only Danish breeding site for Halichoerus grypus and Phoca vitulina seals. Gravel extraction affected the sites ecological character until recent times. Public access is limited and hunting has been prohibited. Since 2003 a national monitoring programme (NOVANA) is assessing nature and water quality under the EEC Birds, Habitats and Water Framework Directives. Ramsar site no. 151. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Midtjylland

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

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