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Vadehavet (Wadden Sea) 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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC non-breeding 1994 15,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC non-breeding 1994 7,700 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus LC non-breeding 1994 10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT non-breeding 1994 42,600 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra LC non-breeding 1994 35,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC non-breeding 1994 31,200 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC non-breeding 1994 48,700 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC non-breeding 1994 4,000 individuals B1i, C3
Haematopus ostralegus NR non-breeding 1994 31,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1991 1,066 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC passage 1994 6,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC non-breeding 1994 5,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC non-breeding 1994 43,600 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT non-breeding 1994 35,400 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT non-breeding 1994 24,100 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Sanderling Calidris alba LC non-breeding 1994 3,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC non-breeding 1994 365,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC breeding 1991 514 breeding pairs B2
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC non-breeding 1994 1,680 individuals B1i, C3
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1991 43 breeding pairs B2, C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 1994 500,000-999,999 individuals A4iii, C3, 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


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
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - intentional use: lg scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - sewage happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration 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 Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity not assessed
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vidåen; Tøndermarsken og Saltvandssøen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,498 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Varde Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 22,150 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Vadehavet med Ribe Å; Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 134,760 protected area contains site 115,850
Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 112,700 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vadehavet Wildlife Reserve 83,000 protected area overlaps with site 73,780
Vadehavet Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 150,482 protected area contains site 115,850
Vadehavet Major Conservation Area 73,000 protected area contained by site 73,000
Vadehavet Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 115,671 protected area contains site 114,760
Tønder Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 11,737 protected area overlaps with site 0
The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,143,403 protected area contains site 0
Sønderho Fuglekøjer Fredet ved afgørelse, exl. Kirkeomgivelser 196 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Skallingen og Langli Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,367 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Skallingen Fredet ved afgørelse, exl. Kirkeomgivelser 1,155 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rømø Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,964 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ribe Holme og enge med Kongeåens udløb Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,701 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nationalpark Vadehavet Nationalpark 146,600 protected area contains site 115,850
Mandø Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 854 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kallesmærsk Hede; Grærup Langsø, Fiilsø og Kærgård Klitplantage Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,636 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kallesmærsk Hede og Grærup Langsø Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,555 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ho, Bredmose Fredet ved afgørelse, exl. Kirkeomgivelser 110 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Fanø Syd Fredet ved afgørelse, exl. Kirkeomgivelser 1,200 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Fanø Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 3,798 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fanø Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,439 protected area overlaps with site 0
Esbjerg Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 6,400 protected area overlaps with site 0
Engarealer ved Ho Bugt Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,711 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Brede Å Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 36 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ballum og Husum Enge og Kamper Strandenge Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,287 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vadehavet (Wadden Sea). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/05/2020.