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Location Denmark, Fyns Amtskommune,Sønderjyllands Amtskommune
Central coordinates 9o 43.00' East  55o 21.00' North
IBA criteria A4iii, B1i, C3, C4, C6
Area 35,060 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening



Site description A narrow strait including islands and peninsulas with coves, lagoons, saltmarshes, reedbeds, broadleaved forests, cultivated land and some scattered habitation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Eider Somateria mollissima winter  1994  24,200 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla resident  1996  1 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1994  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lilleb Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 35,139 protected area overlaps with site 34,624  
Lillebælt Game Reserve 49 protected area contained by site 409  
Lillebælt Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 35,058 protected area contains site 35,058  
Lillebælt - DK008X047 Habitats Directive 35,043 protected area overlaps with site 34,765  
Lillebælt - DK008Z047 Birds Directive 35,050 is identical to site 34,775  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   5%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  80%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
unknown 90%

Protection status National None International High35,060 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Lillebælt, 37,330 ha). 35,060 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Lillebælt, 35,060 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lillebælt. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/07/2014

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