Denmark


7314 km
180682 km2
40

Summary/History
Denmark is a large island nation lying in the North Sea, the area supports a number of seabirds during breeding, feeding and migration with priority species including the Common Eider (LC), Great Cormorant (LC) and Little Tern (LC). The marine environment also supports rarer species such as the Black Scoter (NT) and the Long-Tailed Duck (VU). In 2000 BirdLife International together with the Danish Ministry of the Environment published

National priorities
o Monitor seabirds in SPAs to assess whether those species for which they have been classified are in a favourable status
o Get the few IBAs not classified as SPAs designated as so

Government's support/relevant policy
Of 57 IBAs which have a marine component 51 are also designated as SPAs mainly due to the presence of migratory species in internationally important concentrations. Please see policy tab for list of agreements that this country is party to.




Albatrosses
0
Penguins
0
Petrels and shearwaters
3
Cormorants
1

Storm-petrels
2
Auks
5
Gulls and terns
19
Ducks, geese and swans
9


IUCN Red List Status

0
0
6 (42nd)
12% (83rd)
0
0
6
4
44
0

The numbers in brackets refer to the country's rank when compared to other countries and territories globally.

References
o Skov et al. (2000) Inventory of coastal and marine Important Bird Areas in the Baltic Sea. BirdLife Denmark, Danish Ornithological Society, Copenhagen.
o Skov H., Durinck J., Leopold, M.F. and Tasker M.L. (1995): Important Bird Areas for seabirds in the North Sea including the Channel and the Kattegat. Ornis Consult Ltd. for BirdLife International
o Durinck et al. (1994) Important marine areas for wintering birds in the Baltic Sea. Report to the EuRopean Commission by Ornis Consult.
o Skov H., Durinck J., Leopold, M.F. and Tasker M.L. (2007).A quantitative method for evaluating the importance of marine areas for conservation of birds. Biological Conservation 136: 362

Denmark at a glance

Capital

Copenhagen

Area

43,094 km2

BirdLife Partner

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Species

Total number of birds 275
Globally threatened birds 9
Country endemics 0

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 127
Total IBA area 4,818,490 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 0



Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2021) Country profile: Denmark. Available from http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/denmark. Checked: 2021-04-13