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Location Denmark, Fyns Amtskommune
Central coordinates 10o 50.00' East  55o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A4iii, B1i, C3, C4
Area 3,470 ha
Altitude 0 - 2m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description Vresen is a small islet with a little vegetation, surrounded by shallow sea areas.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Eider Somateria mollissima winter  1993  7,000 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Centrale Storebælt og Vresen - DK008X190 Habitats Directive 37,005 protected area contains site 3,470  
Vresen og havet mellem Fyn og Langeland - DK008X073 Birds Directive 3,513 protected area contains site 3,470  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown 100%

Protection status National Low International High3,470 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Vresen and surrounding sea areas, 3,470 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vresen and sea area between Fyn and Langeland. Downloaded from on 01/11/2014

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