|Central coordinates||9o 27.00' East 62o 19.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2|
|Altitude||900 - 2,290m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information A notable breeding site for several species of wader, duck and raptor.
Site description Dovrefjell is the only boreal montane ecosystem in Norway which is still relatively intact and unaffected by man's activities. It is a typical boreal montane area, with broad marshy valleys and forest of birch Betula. The National Park is a major recreation area. A railway and a road pass through the Landscape Protection Area.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Great Snipe Gallinago media||breeding||1989||400 breeding pairs||-||A1, B2||Near Threatened|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella||National Park||169,859||protected area contained by site||25,580|
|Drivdalen-Kongsvoll-Hjerkinn||Landscape Protected Area||6,600||protected area contained by site||6,600|
|Fokstumyra||Nature Reserve||750||protected area contained by site||750|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland||-|
|Grassland||Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland||-|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Management considerations Access to Fokstumyra Nature Reserve in the breeding season is prohibited except on marked tracks. This reserve is proposed as a Ramsar Site. Studies of Gallinago media have been carried out for several years by the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research.
Protection status National Partial International None25,580 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Dovrefjell, 25,580 ha). 750 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Fokstumyra, 750 ha). 6,600 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Drivdalen-Kongsvoll-Hjerkinn, 6,600 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dovrefjell. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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