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River Helge This is an IBA in danger! 


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2001 800 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 2006 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 2006 10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC winter 2006 15,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 2006 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 2001 8-10 breeding pairs C6
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC breeding 2003 7 breeding pairs C6
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 2002 40 breeding pairs C2, C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 2006 30 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC winter 2006 50 individuals A1, C1, C6
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 2006 5,000 individuals B1iv, C5
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2006 35,000 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 very high very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation 0 0 moderate (70-90%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented medium
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vramsåns mynningsområde Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 94 protected area overlaps with site 94
Vramsåns mynning Naturreservat 102 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vramsåns mynning Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 22 protected area contained by site 22
Vramsån Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 242 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Västra Fäladen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 39 protected area contained by site 39
River Helgeån Private Reserve 80 protected area overlaps with site 0
River Helgean Nature Reserve 283 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rinkaby och Horna ängar Naturreservat 192 protected area contained by site 0
Pulken-Yngsjön Naturreservat 306 protected area contained by site 0
Pulken Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8 protected area contained by site 8
Prästängen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 15 protected area overlaps with site 15
Norra Lingenäset Nature Reserve 4 protected area contained by site 4
Naturreservatet Lillesjö Naturreservat 80 protected area overlaps with site 0
Näsby fält Naturreservat 462 protected area contained by site 0
Lingenäset Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 86 protected area contained by site 86
Isternäset Naturreservat 108 protected area contained by site 107
Hovby ängar Naturreservat 845 protected area contained by site 0
Horna sjömark Naturreservat 158 protected area contained by site 0
Hercules Naturreservat 93 protected area contained by site 94
Hercules Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 39 protected area contained by site 39
Helgeån Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 8,050 is identical to site 5,300
Helge å Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 112 protected area overlaps with site 112
Håslövs ängar Naturreservat 189 protected area contained by site 183
Håslöv Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 150 protected area contained by site 150
Hammarsjöområdet Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,637 protected area contained by site 2,637
Hammarsjön Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,796 protected area contained by site 1,796
Gropahålet Naturreservat 32 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gropahålet Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 76 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gamlegården Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 19 protected area contained by site 19
Friseboda Naturreservat 678 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Fredriksdalsviken Naturreservat 92 protected area contained by site 100
Egeside-Pulken-Yngsjön Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 506 protected area overlaps with site 506
Egeside Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 22 protected area overlaps with site 22
Egeside Naturreservat 230 protected area overlaps with site 0
Björkhäll Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 36 protected area contained by site 36
Åsums ängar och Åsumallet Naturreservat 449 protected area overlaps with site 0
Åsumallet Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 40 protected area overlaps with site 40
Årummet Naturreservat 56 protected area overlaps with site 0
Araslövssjöområdet Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,142 protected area contained by site 1,142
Araslövssjön Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 368 protected area contained by site 368
Åby ängar Naturreservat 124 protected area contained by site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Nordöstra Skånes Fågelklubb 0
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest, Native coniferous woodland, Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Shrubland Scrub -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
Other -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Helge. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/10/2022.