|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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A shallow brackish fjord with a small area of saline lagoons, beaches and saltmarsh.
Numbers of passage and winter visitors have declined dramatically due to deteriorating water quality: in 1983 several species were present in internationally important numbers including Bucephala clangula (meeting IBA criterion A4) and Mergus serrator and Mergus merganser (meeting IBA criterion B1). Recurvirostra avosetta, Sterna paradisaea and S. albifrons, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, currently breed at the site.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Venø and Venø Sund. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2020.