Præsto Fjord, Jungshoved Nor, Ulvshale and Nyord

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Præsto Fjord, Jungshoved Nor, Ulvshale and Nyord

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  • Area: 
    24,778 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    55°05'N 12°12'E
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Præstø Fjord, Jungshoved Nor, Ulvshale and Nyord. 02/09/77; Region Sjælland; 24,778 ha; 55°05'N 012°15'E. Natura 2000 (SAC, SPA); Nature Conservation Areas, Scientific Sanctuary, Experimental Wildlife Reserve. Shallow, coastal waters with reefs, mudflats, sand banks, islets, reedbeds, and the largest continuous area of saltmarsh in southeastern Denmark. Terrestrial areas include deciduous woodland, heathland, cultivated land and scattered human habitation. Internationally important for wintering and staging of numerous species of waterbirds, the site supports more than 1% of at least five species of swans, geese, wigeons, and coots. Declining grazing and haymaking have resulted in areas of marsh becoming overgrown. Present threats adversely affecting the sites ecological character are eutrophication, predation, human disturbance, and drains and ditches in saltmarshes. A visitors' centre and observation towers have been in operation since 2001. Management plans have been developed and implemented, and hunting from motor boats has been prohibited. Ramsar site no. 161. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Faxe, Næstved and Vordingborg Municipalities

  • National legal designation: 
    • Special Area of Conservation (SAC) - Præsto Fjord, Jungshoved Nor, Ulvshale and Nyord
    • Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) - Præsto Fjord, Jungshoved Nor, Ulvshale and Nyord
    • nature conservation area
    • scientific sanctuary
    • wildlife reserve - Ulvshale and Nyord
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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