Tisvilde Hegn og Melby Overdrev

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code DK003X208)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since May 1998
  • Country: Denmark
  • Administrative region: Not available
  • Surface area: 20 km2 (2044.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Continental and Marine Atlantic biogeographical regions
  • It protects 4 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 24 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (4)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 1.25
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 30.23
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 38.27
2140 Decalcified fixed dunes with Empetrum nigrum 119.99
2160 Dunes with Hippophaë rhamnoides 0.46
2180 Wooded dunes of the Atlantic, Continental and Boreal region 148.22
2190 Humid dune slacks 5.14
2250 Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp 1.29
2320 Dry sand heaths with Calluna and Empetrum nigrum 0
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 0.2
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0.1
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.1
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 0.1
4030 European dry heaths 20
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 20
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.14
7230 Alkaline fens 20
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 51.29
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 29.23
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 0
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 9.03
9190 Old acidophilous oak woods with Quercus robur on sandy plains 66.45
91D0 Bog woodland 47.9
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 1.91

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
May 1998
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
January 2005
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) December 2011
Date of Standard data form update December 2015

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