South Funen Archipelago

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South Funen Archipelago

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  • Area: 
    38,329 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    54°55'N 10°31'E
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South Funen Archipelago. 02/09/77; Region Syddanmark; 38,329 ha; 54°55'N 10°32'E. Natura 2000 (SPA,SAC) Nature Conservation Areas, Wildlife Reserves. Shallow coastal waters, uninhabited islands, saltmarshes and reedbeds. The site is an internationally important area for wintering, staging, moulting and breeding of a large number of waterbirds, among them, Bittern Botaurus stellaris, Baltic Dunlin Calidris alpina schinzii, and Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta. The archipelago regularly supports more than 1% of the individuals of the population of Mute Swan Cygnus olor and Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus. Land use within the site is dedicated to farming, grazing and forestry. The major threats affecting the sites ecological character are human disturbance, tourist pressure, eutrophication, drainage for agriculture, and habitat loss. A management plan was issued by the Danish Ministry of the Environment in 2011 and has been implemented. Ramsar site no. 156. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Fyn Region

  • National legal designation: 
    • Special Area of Conservation (SAC) - South Funen Archipelago
    • Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) - South Funen Archipelago
    • nature conservation area - Vejlen (50 hectares) and Monnet (122 hectares) on Tåsinge. Monnet
    • wildlife reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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