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Location Sweden, Jönköping
Central coordinates 14o 49.57' East  57o 53.10' North
IBA criteria C2
Area 1,300 ha
Altitude 161 - 225m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Site description A shallow, nutrient-rich lake situated in an intensively managed agricultural landscape.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for passage waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (1-2 wintering birds) and Crex crex (4 non-breeding birds).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1996  60-220 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Fågelsjön Hyllingen Nature Reserve 44 protected area contained by site 45  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland  20%
Grassland Humid grasslands  20%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  50%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 20%
hunting 60%
nature conservation and research 20%
tourism/recreation 5%
not utilised 30%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lake Ralången - Hyllingen. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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