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Location Norway, Vest-Agder
Central coordinates 6o 40.00' East  58o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Area 1,189 ha
Altitude 0 - 30m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening



Site description The area consists of a stretch of coastline and five separate wetlands inland. The latter are remnants following extensive drainage during the twentieth century. The coastline at Lista typically consists of stony and sandy beaches and the site includes a large offshore area of shallow sea. The inland wetlands consist of nutrient-rich lakes, marshes and mudflats.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1994  4,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Melanitta fusca winter  1995  500 individuals  good  B2  Not Recognised 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus winter  1995  75 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Redshank Tringa totanus breeding  1987  600 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus breeding  1995  2,545 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hanangervann og Kråkenesvann Protected Landscape 257 protected area contained by site 257  
Lista Wetlands System Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 724 protected area overlaps with site 724  
Listastrendene Landscape Protected Area 780 unknown 600  
Lundevågen Flora and Fauna Protection Area 11 protected area contained by site 11  
Nesheimvann Nature Reserve 147 protected area contained by site 147  
Prestevannet Flora and Fauna Protection Area 37 protected area contained by site 37  
Rauna Nature Reserve 26 protected area contained by site 26  
Røyrtjern Nature Reserve 9 protected area contained by site 9  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches; Shingle & stony beaches  -
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  25%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
fisheries/aquaculture 10%
military 9%
nature conservation and research 11%
tourism/recreation 16%
not utilised 35%

Protection status National High International None147 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Nesheimvann, 147 ha). 26 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Rauna, 26 ha). 9 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Røyrtjern, 9 ha). 11 ha of IBA covered by Flora and Fauna Protection Area (Lundevågen, 11 ha). 37 ha of IBA covered by Flora and Fauna Protection Area (Prestevannet, 37 ha). 257 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Hanangervann og Kråkenesvann, 257 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lista wetland system. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2014

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