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Ringkøbing Fjord This is an IBA in danger! 


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
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC non-breeding 1994 1,091 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus LC non-breeding 1994 8,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Teal Anas crecca LC non-breeding 1994 6,900 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1994 10 breeding pairs B2, C6
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 1994 1,000 breeding pairs B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1994 592-670 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C6
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage - 1,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 1994 266-272 breeding pairs B2
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC breeding 1992 530 breeding pairs B2
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1996 1,024 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 1994 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii, C4

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)
2019 very high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Værnengene Fredet ved afgørelse, exl. Kirkeomgivelser 2,598 protected area overlaps with site 0
Varde Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 22,150 protected area overlaps with site 0
Skjern Å Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,580 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ringkøbing-Skjern Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 24,535 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ringkøbing Fjord og Nymindestrømmen Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area contained by site 0
Ringkøbing Fjord og Nymindestrømmen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 27,684 protected area overlaps with site 27,684
Ringkøbing Fjord Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 28,459 protected area contains site 27,720
Ringkobing Fjord Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 27,652 protected area contains site 27,720
Nymindestrøm Fredet ved afgørelse, exl. Kirkeomgivelser 420 protected area overlaps with site 0
Blåbjerg Egekrat; Lyngbos Hede og Hennegårds Klitter Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 694 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters, Water fringe vegetation -
Unknown -
Coastline Salt marshes -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
unknown -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ringkøbing Fjord. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/08/2020.