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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).

Key Biodiversity In 1983 Anas crecca and Mergus serrator populations also met the IBA criteria and the total number of waterbirds exceeded 20,000 individuals.

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 
Goosander Mergus merganser non-breeding  1993  2,780 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 not assessed favourable not assessed
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan 650 650 individuals 100 favourable

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  


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 (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lovns Bredning. Downloaded from on 02/03/2015

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