Ottenby

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Ottenby

  • Country: 
    Sweden
  • Site number: 
    17
  • Area: 
    1,610 ha
  • Designation date: 
    05-12-1974
  • Coordinates: 
    56°13'N 16°25'E
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Overview

Ottenby. 05/12/74; Kalmar; 1,610 ha; 56°12'N 016°24'E. Site of National Importance for Nature Conservation, Nature Reserve, Natura 2000 SPA. An island peninsula comprised of wet grasslands, grading into sand and shingle beaches, sandbanks and small bays. The site's extensive pastures were probably used for haymaking since the Iron Age. Various species of breeding and molting waterbirds and large numbers of staging waterbirds use the site. The meadows are maintained by grazing livestock. The site is a popular visitor destination, and there is an ornithological station. Ramsar site no. 17. Most recent RIS information: 2009.

Administrative region: 
Kalmar

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
    • bird sanctuary
    • site of national importance for nature conservation
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2009

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