Waters South of Zealand, Skælskør Fjord, Glænø and adjacent wetlands

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Waters South of Zealand, Skælskør Fjord, Glænø and adjacent wetlands

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    18,577 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    55°11'N 11°16'E
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Waters south of Zealand, Skælskør Fjord, Glænø and adjacent wetlands. 02/09/77; Region Sjælland; 18,577 ha; 55°11'N 011°18'E. Natura 2000 (SPA, SAC), Nature Conservation Areas. A coastal area with open waters and reefs, coves, saltmarshes, reedbeds, lakes, islands, woodland and farmland. The whole site is internationally important for wintering, staging and moulting of numerous species of waterbirds as Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus and Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis. It also supports more than 1% of European population of Greylag Goose Anser anser, Shoveler Anas clypeata, and Coot Fulica atra. The main factors affecting the ecological character of the site are invasive plant species Rosa rugosa and Heracleum pubescens, which are spreading along the coastline, habitat loss, vegetation succession, water pollution and eutrophication caused by agricultural activities. Hunting has been regulated in order to reduce waterbird disturbance. Site specific management action plans are in preparation. Ramsar site no. 158. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • nature conservation area
    • Danish hunting free network of Reserves
    • Special Protection Areas for Birds (SPA)
    • Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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