|Central coordinates||14o 45.13' East 56o 38.36' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C3, C6|
|Altitude||139 - 150m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description A large, nutrient-poor lake with many small bays, peninsulas and islands, surrounded by mainly coniferous forest (especially Picea). There is some deciduous woodland, particularly on the islands, which is important due to its great age. Wetland habitats are found all around the lake and include grazed wet meadows. Human activities include grazing, regulation of the lake water-level and boating.
Key Biodiversity The IBA supports a rich and diverse breeding bird fauna (waterbirds, raptors, waders and forest species), and is a stop-over site during both spring and autumn migration for wildfowl and raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Bean Goose Anser fabalis||passage||-||8,000 individuals||-||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Goosander Mergus merganser||passage||-||10,000 individuals||-||A4i, B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla||passage||-||20 individuals||-||A1, C1||Least Concern|
|Osprey Pandion haliaetus||breeding||1993||50 breeding pairs||-||B2, C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Agnäs||Nature Reserve||258||protected area overlaps with site||140|
|Åsnen||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||16,800||is identical to site||16,800|
|Bjurkärr||Nature Reserve||238||protected area overlaps with site||149|
|Fiskgjuseboplatser i Åkavik, Åsnen||Wildlife and Plant Sanctuary||16||protected area contained by site||15|
|Fiskgjuseboplatser i Åsnen||Wildlife and Plant Sanctuary||8||protected area contained by site||9|
|Grytö||Nature Reserve||367||protected area contained by site||368|
|Långö||Nature Reserve||60||protected area contained by site||58|
|Skatelövsfjorden||Wildlife and Plant Sanctuary||91||protected area contained by site||85|
|Toftåsa myr||Nature Reserve||315||protected area overlaps with site||157|
|Utnäsuddens övärld||Nature Reserve||1,499||protected area overlaps with site||1,500|
|Västra Åsnens Övärld||Nature Reserve||1,223||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Vastra Asnens Ovarld||Nature Reserve||1,224||protected area overlaps with site||1,224|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland||minor|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater||major|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Partial International High260 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Agnas, 260 ha). 149 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Bjurkarr, 149 ha). 368 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Gryto, 368 ha). 60 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Lango, 60 ha). 157 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Toftasa Myr, 157 ha). 1,500 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Utnasuddens Ovarld, 1,500 ha). 1,224 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Vastra Asnens Ovarld, 1,224 ha). 13,500 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (åsnen, 16,800 ha). IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.
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