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Location Denmark, Sønderjyllands Amtskommune
Central coordinates 8o 56.00' East  55o 2.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 790 ha
Altitude 10 - 21m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A raised bog and forest, including highly valuable areas of mature (nearly primary) Fagus, Quercus and Tilia woodland.

Key Biodiversity Numbers of breeding birds have declined at this site over the last 20 years and Tetrao tetrix has not bred since the 1980s. Nevertheless the site remains an important area for heathland and wetland birds and more recently some species' populations have started to increase as a result of habitat restoration efforts. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Pernis apivorus, Circus aeruginosus, C. pygargus, Tringa glareola, Chlidonias niger, Asio flammeus, Dryocopus martius and Lanius collurio.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1996  3-6 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1996  10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

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

Milvus milvus Red Kite 1 1 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Circus pygargus Montagu's Harrier 4 4 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Grus grus Common Crane 1 1 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Draved Mose Protected by Conservation Order 391 protected area contained by site 391  
Draved Skov Protected by Conservation Order 89 protected area contained by site 89  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  45%
Shrubland Heathland  20%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  35%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 70%
forestry 40%

Protection status National Partial International High790 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Kongens Mose and Draved Skov, 790 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kongens Mose and Draved Skov. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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