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Location Denmark, Storstrøms Amtskommune
Central coordinates 11o 2.00' East  54o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2, C3
Area 8,550 ha
Altitude 0 - 16m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A fjord area with shoals, banks and islands (a few of which are inhabitated) with saltmarsh, reedbeds and freshwater ponds, and smaller areas of woodland, beaches and dunes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Mute Swan Cygnus olor non-breeding  1994  3,730 individuals  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1994  330 individuals  B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Nakskov Fjord - DK006X242 Habitats Directive 8,195 protected area contained by site 8,195  
Nakskov Fjord and Indrefjord Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 8,545 protected area overlaps with site 8,375  
Nakskov Fjord and Inner Fjord Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 8,552 protected area overlaps with site 8,550  
Nakskov Fjord og Inderfjord - DK006X088 Birds Directive 8,526 protected area contained by site 8,526  
Nakskov Inderfjord Game Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 4,111  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   5%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  90%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  5%

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International High8,550 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Nakskov Fjord and Indre Fjord, 8,550 ha). 8,550 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Nakskov Fjord and Inner Fjord, 8,960 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nakskov Fjord and Indrefjord. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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