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Hyllekrog-Rødsand and Fehmarn Belt
Denmark, Storstrøms Amtskommune
11o 43.00' East 54o 33.00' North
A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, C2, C3, C4
0 - 20m
Year of IBA assessment
Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Site description A sea area with shoals and banks, coastal slopes and uninhabited islands. Some areas are enclosed by dykes. Terrestrial habitats (totalling 5% of the IBA) include broadleaved woodland, saltmarshes, reedbeds, small plantations, agricultural areas, sandflats, dunes and beaches.
Key Biodiversity Of high importance for waterbirds (regularly more than 20,000 present in total). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (non-breeding). Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Botaurus stellaris, Circus aeruginosus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Sterna sandvicensis, S. hirundo, S. paradisaea and S. albifrons.
Protection statusNational Partial International Partial32,970 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Hyllekrog Rødsand, 32,970 ha). 36,800 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Waters between Lolland and Falster including Rodsand, 36,800 ha).
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