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Location Sweden, Gävleborg
Central coordinates 17o 31.48' East  61o 58.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C3, C6
Area 8,600 ha
Altitude 0 - 25m
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
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus breeding  2006  930-1,090 breeding pairs  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea breeding  2006  200-350 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Razorbill Alca torda breeding  2006  650-750 breeding pairs  good  B1ii, B3, C3  Near Threatened 
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle breeding  2006  800-1,000 breeding pairs  good  B1ii, B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gran Nature Reserve 474 protected area contained by site 450  
Korvgrunds m fl Fågelskyddsområde Wildlife and Plant Sanctuary 11 protected area contained by site 30  
Vitörarna Nature Reserve 155 protected area contained by site 151  

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

Name Year formed
Gävleborgs Läns Ornitologiska Förening 0


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  8%
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  2%
Grassland Humid grasslands  minor
Shrubland   minor
Sea Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features  90%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs  minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 80%
forestry 8%
hunting -
nature conservation and research 10%
tourism/recreation 90%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: The Archipelago of Nothern Hälsingland. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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