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Location Sweden, Kopparberg
Central coordinates 15o 1.16' East  60o 44.41' North
IBA criteria C2
Area 200 ha
Altitude 159 - 162m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1990-2006  50-300 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 very high favourable low
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  80 35 44 moderate (70-90%) very unfavourable

Larus ridibundus Black-headed Gull 1000 1000 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Leksands Fågelklubb 0


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  80%
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
nature conservation and research 80%
tourism/recreation 100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lake Limsjön. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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