Gotland, east coast

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Gotland, east coast

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    4,900 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    57°14'N 18°36'E
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Gotland, east coast. 05/12/74; Gotland; 4,900 ha; 57°07'N 018°28'E. Site of National Importance for Nature Conservation, Nature Reserves. A composite site made up of four separate sectors consisting of a shallow sandy bay, low-lying coastline, and small islands. Habitats include grazed meadows of varying degrees of wetness and extensive gravel banks. The complex is of international importance as a staging area for migrating Branta leucopsis and molting Anser anser. It is important for various species of breeding waterbirds. Numerous species of waders and Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans) stage in the area, including Cygnus columbianus bewickii. The continuation of traditional grazing is essential for maintaining the site's value for breeding and staging birds. Access is restricted. Site boundaries extended in November 2001. Ramsar site no. 21. Most recent RIS information: 2002.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • bird sanctuary
    • nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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