Falsterbo – (Bay of) Foteviken

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Falsterbo – (Bay of) Foteviken

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    7,530 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    55°26'N 12°54'E
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Falsterbo - (Bay of) Foteviken. 05/12/74; Skåne; 7,530 ha; 55°25'N 012°55'E. Natura 2000 SPA, Site of National Importance for Nature Conservation, Nature Reserves. A complex of shallow coastal waters, sandbanks, lagoons, sand and shingle beaches, coastal meadows, moors, damp heaths and some cultivated land. The coastline is constantly changing as a result of erosion and deposition. The site supports rare flora and is an important area for breeding seals and rare amphibians and breeding, as well as resting and wintering waterbirds. The site is one of the most important gathering points in northern Europe for migrating shorebirds and raptors. The shallow waters are important as nursery areas particularly for eel and flatfish, and parts of the area are classified as being of national interest for fishery. Other human activities include agriculture, livestock grazing and recreation. Ramsar site no. 14. Most recent RIS information: 2009.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • site of national importance for nature conservation
    • nature reserves
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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