Öland, eastern coastal areas

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Öland, eastern coastal areas

  • Country: 
    Sweden
  • Site number: 
    18
  • Area: 
    8,460 ha
  • Designation date: 
    05-12-1974
  • Coordinates: 
    56°38'N 16°43'E
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Öland, eastern coastal areas (Ölands ostkust). 05/12/74; Kalmar; 8,460 ha; 56°27'N 016°36'E. Site of National Importance for Nature Conservation, Bird Sanctuaries, Natura 2000 SPA. The site includes shallow coastal waters, bays, sandbanks, beaches, wet calcareous meadows, and steppe-like dry meadows on moraine islands. The meadows have been used for grazing and haymaking since the Middle Ages. An important area for passage waders and Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans), and for various species of nesting waterbirds. Efforts are being made to increase grazing where this would be advantageous from a conservation viewpoint. Hunting is prohibited and access is seasonally restricted. Ramsar site no. 18.Most recent RIS information: 2009.

Administrative region: 
Kalmar

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

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