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  • Area: 
    449.9 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    57°07'N 12°14'E
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Getterön is an estuarine bay with freshwater inflow and brackish water basins, surrounded by wet coastal pastures. The area hosts a very wide range of breeding waterfowl and is also one of the most important resting places for waterfowl along the west coast of Sweden, including the garganey Anas querquedula, the bar-tailed godwit Limosa lapponica and the Sandwich tern Thalasseus sandvicensis. Sediment trapping and prevention of coastal eutrophication are important qualities of the area. The Site is used for cattle grazing, recreation, birdwatching and tourism; it has a visitor centre and a number of birdwatching shelters. The main potential threats to its ecological character relate to the negative impact of native species such as fox, badger, carrion crow and raven on breeding waders and ducks. A site-specific management plan is being implemented.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature reserve - Getterön
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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