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Location Denmark
Central coordinates 9o 0.00' East  57o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, C3, C4
Area 1,600,000 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening



Site description A sea area with complex salinity gradients. 33% of the area is within Danish territory (the area given here), 61% in Norwegian territory and 7% in Swedish. Coordinates are approximate.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus winter  1993  14,000 individuals  A4ii, B1ii, C3  Least Concern 
Larus argentatus winter  1993  32,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Not Recognised 
Great Skua Catharacta skua passage  1993  3,300 individuals  A4ii, B1ii, C3  Least Concern 
Little Auk Alle alle winter  1993  705,000 individuals  A4ii, B1ii, C3  Least Concern 
Common Murre Uria aalge non-breeding  1993  46,300 individuals  A4ii, B1ii, C3  Least Concern 
Razorbill Alca torda winter  1993  45,000 individuals  A4ii, B1ii, C3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - seabirds winter  1993  500,000-999,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1993  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Skagerrak-Southwest Norwegian trench. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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