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Location Denmark, Storstrøms Amtskommune
Central coordinates 12o 15.00' East  55o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3, C3, C4
Area 24,640 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A sea area with shoals, banks and islands. The islands and islets have freshwater and saltmarshes, reedbeds, heathland, grasslands, mature Quercus, Tilia and Carpinus forests, cultivated land and scattered settlements.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Mute Swan Cygnus olor winter  1991  8,675 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope passage  1996  36,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula non-breeding  1991  3,430 individuals  poor  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  1995  2,847 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1995  90-110 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1996  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Havet og kysten mellem Præstø Fjord og Grønsund - DK006X233 Habitats Directive 31,949 protected area contains site 24,640  
Pr Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 32,887 protected area overlaps with site 24,256  
Praestoe Fjord, Jungshoved Nor, Ulvshale and Nyord Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 25,960 protected area contains site 24,640  
Præstø Fjord, Ulfshale, Nyord og Jungshoved Nor - DK006X089 Birds Directive 24,658 protected area contains site 24,640  
Præstø Fjord, Ulvshale, Nyord & Jungshoved Nor Major Conservation Area 1,800 protected area contained by site 1,800  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Salt marshes  5%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  85%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  10%

Land use

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

Protection status National Partial International High24,640 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Præstø Fjord, Jungshoved Nor, Ulvshale and Nyord, 25,960 ha). 24,640 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Præstø Fjord, Ulvshale, Nyord, 24,640 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Præstø Fjord, Ulvshale, Nyord and Jungshoved Nor. Downloaded from on 28/08/2014

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