|Central coordinates||13o 33.38' East 55o 38.09' North|
|IBA criteria||B1i, C2|
|Altitude||20 - 75m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description The area contains shallow eutrophic lakes, meandering streams, reedbeds (Phragmites), riverside meadows (flooded annually), marshland, Alnus forest and Salix thickets. Large parts of the site are used to graze cattle and for haymaking. Human activities also include fishing, bathing and military exercises.
Key Biodiversity The site is important as a stop-over site for passage swans, geese and ducks, and also supports a diversity of breeding waterbirds, as well as wintering Anser fabalis and five species of raptor. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering) and Crex crex (breeding and passage).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus||passage||-||150-400 individuals||-||B1i, C2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Klingavälsån - Krankesjön||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||3,970||protected area contained by site||3,970|
|Klingavälsåns dalgång||Nature Reserve||2,171||protected area contained by site||2,128|
|Lybeck||Nature Reserve||15||protected area contained by site||15|
|Navröd||Nature Reserve||66||protected area contained by site||67|
|Vombs ängar||Nature Reserve||205||protected area contained by site||194|
|Vombs Fure||Wildlife and Plant Sanctuary||571||protected area contained by site||600|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Partial International HighIBA covered by two Nature Reserves (totalling 2,321 ha). 3,975 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Klingavälsån-Krankesjön, 3,975 ha). IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area (2,900 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: River Klingavälsån-Lake Krankesjön. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2016
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