Country/territory: Norway

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, B1i, B2 (2014)
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Area: 363,130 ha

Protection status:

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description
Dovrefjell is the only boreal montane ecosystem in Norway which is still relatively intact and unaffected by man's activities. It is a typical boreal montane area, with broad marshy valleys and forest of birch Betula. The National Park is a major recreation area. A railway and a road pass through the Landscape Protection Area.

Key biodiversity
A notable breeding site for several species of wader, duck and raptor.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dovrefjell. Downloaded from on 11/08/2020.