Bay of Svensksund

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
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1996 4,000-5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1996 4,000-6,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC non-breeding 1996 10-16 individuals A1, C1

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)
2018 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
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration 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 poor (40-69%) moderate (70-90%) very unfavourable
Marine Coastal/Supratidal 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Svensksundsviken Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,977 protected area overlaps with site 0
Svensksundsviken Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,977 protected area overlaps with site 1,970
Svensksundsviken Naturreservat 1,974 protected area overlaps with site 1,920
Södra Bråviken Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3,610 is identical to site 3,600
Södra Bråviken Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,456 protected area overlaps with site 1,460
Skenäs Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 35 protected area overlaps with site 30
Djurön Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 36 protected area overlaps with site 26
Djurön Naturreservat 248 protected area overlaps with site 36


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Forest Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bay of Svensksund. Downloaded from on 25/09/2021.