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Northern Kattegat


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
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT winter 1993 400,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra LC winter 1993 495,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi LC winter 1993 82,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC winter 1993 6,425 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 1993 12,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C3
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena LC winter 1993 2,350 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata LC winter 1993 1,450 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica LC winter 1993 1,450 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus LC winter 1993 6,350 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Arctic Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus LC winter 1993 30,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Razorbill Alca torda NT winter 1993 129,000 individuals A4ii, B1ii, B3, C3

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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Waters north of Anholt Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 11,616 protected area overlaps with site 12,635
Waters around Hirsholmene Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 9,500 unknown 0
Randers and Mariager Fjords and the adjacent sea Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 39,190 protected area overlaps with site 35,200
Læso Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 66,548 protected area overlaps with site 62,880
L'sí National Nature Area 98,300 unknown 0
Hirsholmene Sea Area Major Conservation Area 920 protected area contained by site 920
Hirsholmene Bird R Bird Reserve 380 unknown 0
Hirsholmene Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3,714 protected area contained by site 480
Hirsholmene Scientific Reserve 2,095 unknown 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern Kattegat. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/09/2020.