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Location Denmark, Sønderjyllands Amtskommune
Central coordinates 8o 43.00' East  55o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, C2, C3, C4
Area 4,280 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description Marshland lying behind dykes with several canals and smaller streams. The area is mainly used for cattle-grazing.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus passage  1989  7,200 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis passage  1989  2,200 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Brent Goose Branta bernicla passage  1989  5,050 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca passage  1989  4,165 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1989  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ballum og Husum Enge og Kamper Strandenge - DK009X067 Birds Directive 4,287 protected area contains site 4,280  
Brede Å - DK009X346 Habitats Directive 36 protected area overlaps with site 8  
Ribe Holme og enge med Kongeåens udløb - DK00AX051 Birds Directive 6,701 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Vadehavet National Park 146,600 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Vadehavet Wildlife Reserve 83,000 protected area contains site 4,280  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  85%
Unknown   15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 85%
unknown 15%

Protection status National High International High4,280 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Ballum and Husum Enge, Kamper Strandenge, 4,280 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ballum og Husum Enge, Kamper strandenge. Downloaded from on 01/10/2014

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