Country/territory: Norway

IBA criteria met: B2 (2014)
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Area: 35,990 ha

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description (2000 baseline)
The site is situated south and east of the town of Halden, in south-eastern Norway. Coniferous forest covers most of the area, and lakes and minor bogs are abundant. Only eight of the lakes are larger than 2 km2, with Lake Femsjø being the largest (11 km2). Most of the lakes are nutrient-poor.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ankerfjella. Downloaded from on 20/02/2024.