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Location Denmark, Nordjyllands Amtskommune
Central coordinates 9o 50.00' East  57o 13.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Area 6,000 ha
Altitude 3 - 8m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description Store Vildmose was formerly a large raised bog, but due to drainage and peat extraction is now mostly arable land, although smaller areas of bog remain. The IBA includes the adjacent meadows along the Ryå stream.

Key Biodiversity This is an important staging area for Cygnus columbianus. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (max. 4, breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1994  960 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus non-breeding  1994  1,179 individuals  A4i, B1i, B2, C2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1998  4-8 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan 2100 2100 individuals 100 favourable
Cygnus columbianus Tundra Swan 1179 87 individuals 8 very unfavourable

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Store Vildmose Major Conservation Area 1,853 is identical to site 1,853  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Store Vildmose, Ryå and Stavad Enge. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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