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Location Denmark, Ribe Amtskommune
Central coordinates 8o 42.00' East  55o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C2, C4
Area 6,660 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening



Site description Marshland enclosed behind dykes, with several larger streams and canals.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1994  300 breeding pairs  good  B1i, B3, C2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria passage  1994  20,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1994  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kongeå - DK00AX178 Habitats Directive 805 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Ribe Holme og enge med Kongeåens udløb - DK00AX051 Birds Directive 6,701 protected area overlaps with site 6,256  
Sneum Å og Holsted Å - DK00AX177 Habitats Directive 514 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Vadehavet National Park 146,600 protected area overlaps with site 0  
Vadehavet - DK00AY057 Birds Directive 115,671 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Vadehavet (Wadden Sea) Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 150,482 protected area contains site 6,660  
Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde - DK00AY176 Habitats Directive 134,732 protected area overlaps with site 721  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  90%
Unknown   10%

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International High6,600 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Ribe Holme and meadows by Ribe å and Kongeåen, 6,600 ha). 6,660 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Vadehavet (Wadden Sea), 140,830 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ribe Holme and meadows at Kongeåen. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014

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