Islands in Smålandshavet, north of Lolland

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2000)
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Area: 4,390 ha

Protection status:

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
A shallow sea area with several cultivated and inhabitated islands and some uninhabited islets with forest, reedbeds and saltmarshes. The majority of forest is plantation, however, tiny but valuable patches of old-growth forest occur. Marine areas surrounding this IBA (and previously included within it following Grimmett and Jones 1989) are included in Smålandsfarvandet (site 118).

Key biodiversity
Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Circus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Philomachus pugnax, Sterna hirundo, S. paradisaea and S. albifrons.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Islands in Smålandshavet, north of Lolland. Downloaded from on 27/01/2021.