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Location Sweden, Stockholm
Central coordinates 18o 22.16' East  59o 7.05' North
IBA criteria B1i, B3, C2, C3
Area 2,100 ha
Altitude 0 - 45m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Site description A shallow bay of the Baltic Sea situated near to Stockholm.

Key Biodiversity Sandemar is important as a stop-over site for passage wildfowl. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (resident).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1996  20-30 individuals  good  B3, C2  Least Concern 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula passage  1996  8,000-12,000 individuals  medium  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula winter  10,000 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gålö Nature Reserve 3,833 protected area contained by site 107  
Sandemar Nature Reserve 390 protected area overlaps with site 370  
Vallboskär - Skrakholmen Wildlife and Plant Sanctuary 13 protected area overlaps with site 1  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Native coniferous woodland  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands  5%
Sea Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features  80%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 25%
forestry 5%
tourism/recreation 100%

Protection status National Partial International NoneIBA overlaps with Nature Reserve (Sandemar, 387 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Sandemar. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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