IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC non-breeding 1991 12,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Haematopus ostralegus NR non-breeding 1991 15,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 1991 25,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT non-breeding 1991 20,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC passage 1991 75,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC breeding 1991 136 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1991 100,000-499,999 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vadehavet med Ribe Å; Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 134,760 protected area contains site 850
Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 112,700 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vadehavet Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 115,671 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vadehavet Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 150,482 protected area contains site 850
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,143,403 protected area contains site 0
Nationalpark Vadehavet Nationalpark 146,600 protected area contains site 850
Mandø Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 854 protected area overlaps with site 800
Esbjerg Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 6,400 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Coastline Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mandø. Downloaded from on 15/06/2021.