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Location Denmark, Nordjyllands Amtskommune
Central coordinates 10o 13.00' East  56o 52.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2, C3
Area 7,380 ha
Altitude 0 - 25m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus non-breeding  1995  528 individuals  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  1995  2,901 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ålborg Bugt, nordlige del - DK00FX002 Birds Directive 31,429 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Ålborg Bugt, Randers Fjord og Mariager Fjord - DK00FX122 Habitats Directive 68,583 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Lille Vildmose Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 68,735 protected area overlaps with site 62  
Lille Vildmose Major Conservation Area 7,600 protected area contains site 7,380  
Lille Vildmose - DK00FX007 Birds Directive 7,393 is identical to site 7,380  
Lille Vildmose, Tofte Skov og Høstemark Skov - DK00FX125 Habitats Directive 7,824 protected area contains site 7,380  
Randers og Mariager Fjorde og Ålborg Bugt, sydlige del - DK00FY015 Birds Directive 39,021 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  20%
Shrubland Heathland  45%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 20%
agriculture 20%
nature conservation and research 10%
unknown 50%

Protection status National 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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lille Vildmose. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/08/2014

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