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Location Denmark, Viborg Amtskommune
Central coordinates 8o 47.00' East  57o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2
Area 460 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening



Site description A partly drained fjord area with lakes, lagoons, coastal meadows, saltwater and freshwater marshes, and an associated dyke and dam network.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1994  361 individuals  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  1994  316 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Løgstør Bredning, Vejlerne og Bulbjerg - DK00EY124 Habitats Directive 44,768 protected area contains site 460  
Lønnerup Fjord - DK00EX019 Birds Directive 457 protected area overlaps with site 427  
Vejlerne and Loegstoer Bredning Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 41,743 protected area contains site 460  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  20%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  45%
Coastline Salt marshes  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 45%
nature conservation and research 55%

Protection status National Partial International High460 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Lønnerup Fjord, 460 ha). 460 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Vejlerne and Løgstør Bredning, 45,280 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lønnerup Fjord. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014

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