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Store Mosse National Park

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Manager Park Administration: Domänverket Värnamo skogaföwaltning (National Forest Administration) Kyrkogatan 1 2 S- 331 00 Värnamo
Information Park Administration: Domänverket Värnamo skogaföwaltning (National Forest Administration) Kyrkogatan 1 2 S- 331 00 Värnamo Swedish environmental protection agency S-106 48 Stockolm
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General character of the site Store Mosse is the largest peatland region south of Lapland. Although situated in southern Sweden, it provides a habitat for animal and plant species typical of the country's northerly regions. Lake Kävsjön is known for its bird life. In the post glacial era, Lake Fornoholmen occupied what is now the bog area. It dried up 8000 years ago, and its wide sandy bottom was exposed. Later, a more humid climate caused peat deposits to accumulate to a depth of between 3 and 7 m. 
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Vulnerability Measures are in land to prevent the drained lakes from invasion by shrubs (mechanical mowing, ploughing and rolling) and to safeguard traditional grazing land use in the morainic hills. 
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Owner Storre Mosse is state-owned, and is administered in accordance with the Ramsar Convention. 
Documentation Council of Europe - European Diploma Series (1988) - Store Mosse National Park - Sweden, Strasbourg, 19 p. 
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Educational interest An information centre is present near Lake Kävsjön, where access is prohibited from 1 March to 30 September.Shelters are provided. 
Cultural heritage Settlements were first established in the morainic hills in the 17th century, and ploughing continued until the early 20th century. The water level of the lakes was lowered in order to reclaim land for grazing and hay. Peat used to be extracted along the railway. 
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URL official http://www.f.lst.se/storemo/stmhem.htm 
URL interesting http://www.environ.se:8084/index.php3?main=/documents/nature/engpark/eparkdoc/estorem.htm 

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