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  • Area: 
    1,266 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    55°19'N 15°11'E
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Ertholmene. 02/09/77; Bornholm Municipality; 1,266 ha; 55°19'N 015°11'E. Natura 2000 SPA, SCA; Nature Conservation Area, Strict Nature Reserve. A group of rocky islands with sparse vegetation, two of which are inhabited. The area is important for several species of breeding waterbirds and the only breeding locality in Denmark for Common Guillemot Uria aalge and Razorbill Alca torda. The islands are of great cultural, historical, and architectural value. A bird observatory is located at the site. The main island is intensively visited by tourists (about 80,000 per year) but there is no public access to the wetland parts. Ramsar site no. 165. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Special Area of Conservation (SAC) - Ertholmene
    • Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) - Ertholmene
    • Strict Nature Reserve
    • nature conservation area
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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