|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2018||very high||very unfavourable||medium|
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The IBA covers the plains situated along the final 35 km of the River Helgeån before it enters the Baltic Sea, and incorporates two lakes (Araslövsjön and Hammarsjön). The river meadows are interspersed with grazed areas, bushes, reedbeds (Phragmites) and wet woodlands. Intensively managed agricultural land surrounds the IBA.
The site is important for breeding species of wet grassland and other riverine habitats. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering) and Crex crex (breeding).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Helge. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2023.