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Location Denmark, Viborg Amtskommune
Central coordinates 9o 10.00' East  56o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C3
Area 7,590 ha
Altitude 0 - 2m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening



Site description A shallow fjord with coastal saltmarshes and agricultural land (less than 5% of the total IBA area).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula non-breeding  1994  3,370 individuals  medium  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Merganser Mergus merganser non-breeding  1993  2,780 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lovns Bredning - DK00EY014 Birds Directive 7,513 is identical to site 7,417  
Lovns Bredning, Hjarbæk Fjord og Skals, Simested og Nørre Ådal, samt Skravad Bæk - DK00EY134 Habitats Directive 23,513 protected area contains site 7,590  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters  -
Coastline Salt marshes  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Protection status National Low International High7,590 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Lovns Bredning, 7,590 ha). 7,590 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Vejlerne and Løgstør Bredning, 45,280 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lovns Bredning. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2014

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