Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4 (2000)
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Area: 850 ha

Protection status:

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
An island in the Wadden Sea with grassland and meadows enclosed by dykes, saltmarshes and mudflats.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important site for waterbirds, with more than 100,000 individuals using the site. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed within the area, including Circus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Philomachus pugnax, Gelochelidon nilotica, Sterna hirundo and S. paradisaea.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mandø. Downloaded from on 08/05/2021.