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Denmark, Nordjyllands Amtskommune
10o 13.00' East 56o 52.00' North
A4i, B1i, C2, C3
0 - 25m
Year of IBA assessment
Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
Site description The largest raised bog in Denmark, and one of the best preserved lowland raised bogs in north-west Europe, with small lakes and wooded areas. Høstemark Skov and Tofte Skov hold stands of mature mixed forest dominated by Fagus and Quercus with Tilia and Alnus. Areas of natural forest to raised bog ecotone are also preserved in several parts of the IBA. The percentage cover of arable land is uncertain.
Key Biodiversity Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site including Circus aeruginosus, Grus grus, Philomachus pugnax and Lanius collurio.
Protection statusNational None International High7,380 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Vejlerne and Logstor Bredning, 45,280 ha). 1,660 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Lille Vildmose, 1,660 ha).
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